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Higginson, A. Henry With A Bibliography Bu Sydney R. Smith And Foreword By Ernest R. Gee Listings

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1 Higginson, A. Henry with a Bibliography Bu Sydney R. Smith and Foreword By Ernest R. Gee British and American Sporting Authors Their Writings and Biographies
London Hutchinson & Co. Ltd 1951 First UK Edition Cloth Near Fine No Jacket Book 
Lovely 1st British edition green cloth hardcover with dull but legible gilt titles on backstrip. Very light color loss at lightly bumped tips. No fraying. Name, two small bits of cello tape glue remnants and vintage bookstore sticker on frt pastedown from Sydney R. Smith Sporting Books Canaan, NY (Sydney Smith composed the Bibliography). Illustrated with b/w photos and art reproductions. A few check marks and some tidy marginalia in Bibliography in rear of book. An important reference that covers the subject and history of sporting books from 1373 through 1950. 443 pp. This book give biographical essays describing the lives and work of the most significant sporting authors of the British Isles and North America. The essays are arranged chronologically beginning with Edward, Duke of York (The Master of Game) and George Turbervile. The bulk of entries concern the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and all but a handful of the then extant authors were born in the nineteenth century. Notables include William Somerville, Peter Beckford, Charles Apperley ("Nimrod"), R.S. Surtees, Thomas Smith, F.P. Delme Radcliffe, William Henry Herbert ("Frank Forester"), Lord North, E.OE. Somerville, et al. 
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