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1 His Grace the Duke of Beaufort; Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire and W.G. Craven; The Hon F. Lawley; Coventry, Arthur; Watson, Alfred E.T. The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes Racing and Steeple-Chasing
London Longmans, Green and Co. 1887 Second Edition Illustrated Cloth Boards Good No Jacket Ex-Library Sturgess, J.; charlton, J. 
Bumped and rubbed extremities, spine slightly cocked, lovely illust endpps show heavy foxing and tasteful bookplate from the County Club of Brookline, Mass on frt pastedown. Tissue guarded frontis shows foxing, color plate itself only faintly foxed, tissue more so. 419 pp text tight with occasional foxing throughout. A foundation work on the subject, includes: RACING: History of Horse Racing, Horses of Ancient Britain, The Progress of the Sport, History of the Jockey Club, Racing Officials, Newmarket, Racing in the "Provinces", Racing Servants, Breeding, Treatment of Yearlings, Early Trails, Three-Year-Olds, Over a Distance of Ground, Upon Trainers, Upon Jockeys, Betting. STEEPLE-CHASING: The Origin and Development of Steeple-Chasing, The Selection of the Chaser, Schooling, Fences and Fencing, Riding the Race, Hurdle-Racing, Local Meetings, Famous Chasers and Their Riders. 
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2 His Grace the Duke of Beaufort; Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire and W.G. Craven; The Hon F. Lawley; Coventry, Arthur; Watson, Alfred E.T. The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes: Hunting
MA Little Brown & Co 1885 First Edition Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book Sturgess, J.; Charlton, J. 
1885 1st printing hardcover with bumped and rubbed extremities, backstrip quite rubbed w/barely legible title, rear board soiled. Solid black endpps, tissue guard at frontis foxed. Vintage bookstore embossed name on foot of fep. Beautiful colored illustrated print frontispiece and wonderful drawings inside. Text tight and bright with occasional foxing. 373 pp. A foundation work on the subject, includes: The History and Literature of Hunting; Beasts of the Chase; The Stable; The Kennel; Hunt Servants; The Horse; The Ride; The Shires; The Provinces; Hunting from London and the Otter and His Ways. Appendices includes: List of Masters of Hounds and Servants; Names of Hounds; Hunting Terms and Bibliography. 
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