Wildrake. Item #14109
Various authors. The Book of Sports, British and Foreign 1843; devoted to the pictorial illustration of the pursuits of the sportsman in every quarter of the globe. London: Walter Spiers 1843. 2 vols. in one: 92, 92p + pictorial engraved title page and 100 engraved pls. by various artists (Alken, Cooper, Dalziel, "Wildrake," Ferneley, and many more). Good hardcover, very sturdy. Later half leather (rubbed). Foxed, usually on the backs and margins of the plates; occasionally within the plates. Top of one chipped page margin is reinforced. Unrelated gift inscription. ** A large compilation of prose and poetry on sporting practices, personalities, events, etc., around the world. Chiefly field sports (shooting, angling, fox and big game hunting); also horse racing and a little on yachting. The pictorial title page shows a bull fight. The authors include Nimrod, Thomas Hood, "Sylvanus Swanquill," "Mazeppa," "Bogtrotter," etc. Large and heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering. $250.00[a].