The Lonsdale Anthology Of Sporting Prose And Verse..
Bound in original cloth, gilt, with gilt blocks, in pictorial dust wrapper, with pasted in colour prints on front board and spine, with edge wear including head and tail of spine, which is darkened. A little wear to extremities and light foxing, largely confined to fore edge; otherwise a very good copy. 1944 inscription on first free endpaper and bookplate.
Seeley Service and Co. Ltd, 196 Shaftesbury Avenue.,
Edited and with an introduction by eric parker. with many illustrations.
(the lonsdale library. volume xii).
FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. 376 pp.
Illustrated by 16 pages of plates, including colour frontispiece and by full page text figure.
A well illustrated volume in the Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games and Pastimes, series edited by the Earl of Lonsdale and Eric Parker, also the editor for this volume. Eric Parker (1870-1955) was Editor-in-Chief of The Field and a writer on sport, topography and natural history. This wide ranging anthology includes sections on angling, shooting, hunting, riding and driving, racing, cricket, football, tennis, golf, winter sports, fencing, rowing, archery, yachting, swimming, etc.
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