1898. Item #16618
Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire, Hedley Peek, and F.G. Aflalo, eds. The Encyclopaedia of Sport. London: Lawrence and Bullen 1898. 2 vols., totaling over 1200p, many line ills. and photos in the text, + 40 engraved pls. Fair hardcover: covers faded, opening pages and some tissue guard-sheets heavily foxed. ** Alphabetical encyclopedia for all manner of late Victorian sport: hunting big game and small, shooting, racing, polo, fishing, sailing, baseball, golf, moutaineering, tennis, and much, much more. Theodore Roosevelt was among the many contributors. Not a pretty set, but sturdy and suitable for reference. Very heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.