1940. Item #15938
Gee, Ernest R. The Sportsman's Library. NY: Bowker 1940. 158p + 8 pls. Good hardcover; no d.j. (as issued?). Covers rubbed; outer pages and some plates foxed. One plate loose. One of 600 copies. ** "Being a descriptive list of the most important books on sport." Lists many hundred titles on hunting, racing and steeplechasing, horse breeding and stud books, horsemanship, polo, big game, dogs and shooting, angling, yachting, coaching, sporting poetry and fiction, and miscellaneous. This copy belonged to longtime sporting bookseller Sidney R. Smith, with his large bookplate and with many penciled checkmarks throughout (presumably books he had handled). Occasional pencil notes as well. A working copy of this standard bibliography, with a good provenance.