Sportsmen of the Past (two volumes); Hunting; Shooting and Deerstalking; Big Game Hunting and Angling; Yachting and Rowing; Cricket and Football; Breeding, Agriculture, Country-Life Pursuits; Athletic Sports, Tennis, Rackets and Other Ball Games; Golf, Athletics, Tennis, Hockey and Other Ball Games, Winter Sports; The Story of Shipping; Racing; Modern Flat-Racing, Steeplechasing, Point-To-Point Racing, Coursing and Greyhound Racing; Polo and Coaching; Commerce and Industry; Modern Commerce, Transport, Motoring and Aviation.London: British Sports and Sportsmen, Ltd, [1908-35] Stock Code: 89280
A superb complete library set of the magnificently bound British Sports and Sportsmen series, including the scarce Polo & Coaching volume.
15 works in 17 folio volumes. Original red full morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, rules to boards gilt and blind, inner dentelles gilt, titles, crest and/or initials to front boards gilt, marbled endpapers with red cloth strip to hinges, all edges gilt.
Photographic and engraved plates throughout the set.
A handsome set, all sound, attractive and in excellent condition, with occasional nicks to corners, minor scratches or marks to covers, some light spotting to end matter and occasionally some stains to the margins of a few leaves. Cricket and Football volume with a presentation plate from Alderman George Kryn Spruit (who served in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War) to Kingston upon Hull City Library, and stamp to title page verso.
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