BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN.

Breeding, Agriculture, Country-Life Pursuits.

Edited by the Sporting Life & Sportsman.

London: Sports & Sportsmen, Ltd, [1931] Stock Code: 86979
£200.00

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Limited edition; number 322 of 1,000 copies. A very handsome copy: "When outlining the plan of this volume on Breeding and Agriculture, the Publisher's recognised that the subjects in question, in themselves, were the basis of out very existence, and that an exposition commensurate with the importance of the theme would prove to be a responsible and stupendous task. Too often the average Britisher is so circumscribed by industry and commerce that he is apt to fail fully to appreciate the vital significance of the oldest of all industries - the tilling of the soil and the reaping of the harvest - and at times to lose sight of the fact that the British Empire, though it has several predominating industrial factors, is pre-eminently agricultural. England is the home of the thoroughbred horse, the Suffolk Punch, the Shire horse, the Hereford breed of cattle, and the Lincoln sheep, to mention only a few which, while always remaining true to the original breed, have exercised so vast an influence on studs, flocks, and herds throughout the world." (Preface).

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Description

Folio (374 x 264 mm). Original red full morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, rules to boards gilt and blind, titles gilt to front board, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers with a red cloth strip to hinges, all edges gilt.

Illustrations

Illustrations to plates and in the text throughout.

Condition

Slight rubbing to spine and corners, some minor marks and scratches to covers, internally clean, an excellent copy.

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