1930. Item #7971
Sporting Life & Sportsman, ed. British Sports and Sportsmen: Breeding, Agriculture, Country-Life Pursuits. London: Sports & Sportsmen, n.d. [ca. 1930]. xiv, 488p, many photos. + 12 photogravure pls. Very good hardcover (full leather); edges, spine rubbbed. From the collection of Kent Cochran, with his bookplate. Deaccessioned by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association. One of 1000 numbered copies. ** One in a monumental series dedicated to British sport and pastimes; compiled by E.H. Thruston. About 70 pages treat the horse (Thoroughbred, Suffolk, Old English cart-horse, Australasian breeds, polo pony, etc.). The other chapters cover cattle, crops, and farming throughout the Empire. With many profiles of notable sportsmen of Britain and the Empire, which include further material on horses. Very large and heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. (Not in Wells).