British Sports and Sportsmen. Sportsmen of the Past.
Compiled and edited by "The Sportsman".London :  Stock Code: 86975
NotesLimited edition, number 670 of 1,000 copies. Very handsome copy of this "picture gallery which, of its kind, is unique in its completeness. The retrospect does not extend quite to the days of Nimrod and the mighty hunters of whom we know only by legendary record, but it does go back about as far as oral tradition can carry. There is hardly a sportsman of note, of whom our fathers have told us, whose lineaments are not shown and his biography sketched." (Horace G. Hutchinson, Introduction).
2 volumes, folio (370 x 270 mm). Publisher's burgundy full morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, rules to boards gilt and blind, titles and ex libris stamp of Sydney Britton Peek gilt to front boards, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers with red cloth strips to hinges, all edges gilt.
Illustrated plates throughout.
Slight rubbing to corners, very mild scratches and marks, a few minor spots; excellent condition.
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