Author: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

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The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes: Hunting

By: 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.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: MA, Little Brown & Co: 1885

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: CS42530

Condition: Fair


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 Wa... View more info

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The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes Racing and Steeple-Chasing

By: 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.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1887

Edition: Second Edition

Seller Id: 33049

Condition: Good


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... View more info