Athletics and Football.
With a Contribution on Paper-Chasing by W. Rye and an Introduction by Sir Richard Webster, Q.C., M.P.London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1887 Stock Code: 141851
First edition, number 48 of 250 large-paper copies. Running to five editions, Shearman's book "stood the test of time for its comprehensiveness and for the quality of its writing" (ODNB).
Octavo. Original orange cloth sides rebacked and recornered with recent blue morocco, spine lettered in gilt, gilt device to front cover, gilt patterned endpapers.
With numerous engravings after Stanley Berkeley and instantaneous photographs by G. Mitchell.
Sides a little rubbed, contents a little foxed. A very good copy.
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