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Angling & Fishing

ALBERT SMITH & Co. Ltd: Albert Smith and Co. Ltd Fishing Tackle Catalogue No. 16. Tackle that is Worth Fishing Wth.

Item No. 10617

Item No. 10617a

Dominion Works, Redditch: Albert Smith & Co. Ltd. 1933. Illustrated priced catalogue. 8vo, pp.168, original printed pictorial orange wrappers; a very nice copy indeed. With loosely inserted letter from the company dated 1933, an order form and pre-addressed envelope are also loosely inserted although the gummed flap of the envelope has adhered to the order form.


Enquire Item No. 10617

BEST, THOMAS; NOBBES, ROBERT; JACKSON, JOHN: Best's Art of Angling. To which is added Nobb's Complete Troller. Twelth Edition, carefully revised, corrected, and Re-Arranged, by John Jackson.

Item No. 14924

London: Thomas Tegg, 1838. Engraved frontispiece of flies, engraved title vignette. 12mo (5 x 3 3/4 inches), pages: viii:246:(2; advertisements), original green cloth blocked in blind to sides and gilt to spine, all edges gilt. Binding lightly damp mottled, frontispiece foxed, title age toned. Inner hinges pulled but firm. Near contemporary inscriptiion on front free endpaper. Overall a good copy.


Enquire Item No. 14924

BINGHAM, CHARLES: The River Test. Portrait of an English Chalkstream.

Item No. 13913

London: H. F. & G. Witherby, 1990. First edition. Illustrations, some coloured. 4to (10 x 7 3/4 inches), 200-pages, original cloth; slightly corner bumped in very good slightly corner rubbed dustwrapper.


Enquire Item No. 13913

DAWSON, MAJOR KENNETH: From Major to Minor. Some Keys for Anglers. Annotated by the Wag.

London: Country Life Ltd, 1928. First edition. Numerous b&w illustrations throughout. Large 8vo, pp.[viii]:294, original green and brown cloth pictorially blocked in black, binding snagged on fore-edge, very slight mottling to lower edge, some foxing.


Enquire Item No. 1865

DEWAR, GEORGE A.B: The Book of the Dry Fly.

Item No. 14931

London: Adam and Charles Black, 1910. 2nd edition. 8 coloured plates. 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches), 277-pages. Original pictorial cloth gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Foxing to uncut edges of text block, tanning to endpapers, binding gilt a little dulled but overall very good.


Enquire Item No. 14931

DEWAR, GEORGE A.B: The Book of the Dry Fly. New Edition.

London: Adam and Charles Black, 1910. Coloured plates. 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches), 277-pages, original blue cloth blocked in gilt; a little rubbing and bumping to the binding, some slight loss at headband, endpapers browned; generally sound. Contemporary fishing themed bookplate on rear pastedown.


Enquire Item No. 14723

GRAY, TOM SECCOMBE ("Silver Devon"): Pike Fishing. Red Letter Days - and others. With Hints on Salmon Fishing.

Item No. 14726

London: Heath Cranton, 1923. First edition. Plates and illustrations. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 228-pages, original green cloth gilt; slight rubbing to headband, a little very light spotting to binding, light foxing to prelims. Brief contemporary inscription on front free endpaper. Overall very good.


Enquire Item No. 14726

HEWITT, EDWARD RINGWOOD: Telling on the Trout.

London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926/ First edition. Plates & illustrations. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 166-pages. Original green cloth. A few pages at the rear crudely opened. Some Foxing. Binding dampmarked. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 16747

MARSTON, E. "The Amateur Angler": Easy-Chair Memories and Rambling Notes.

Item No. 4434

London: Sampson Low, 1911. Number 24 of only 100 copies signed by the author; also inscribed by the author on front free-endpaper. Black & white plates. 8vo, pp.x:[1]:174:[2, adverts.], original 2-tone cloth, top edge gilt, no dustwrapper; binding very soiled, an ideal candidate for re-binding; internally, page edges browned, some foxing throughout, else good.


Enquire Item No. 4434

MOSS, G. LAWTON: How to Build & Repair your own Fishing Rod. Split-cane, Match & Dapping Rods, Repairing Rods.

Item No. 14693

London: Technical Press, 1969. First edition. Illustrations. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 96-pages. Original cloth. Endpapers foxed else very good in soiled and stained price-clipped dustwrapper


Enquire Item No. 14693

MOTTRAM, J.C: Fly-fishing: Some New Arts and Mysteries.

London: The Field & Queen, n.d circa 1914. First edition. Illustrations. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 272-pages. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt; headbands and corners bumped, spine a little askew, slight rippling of cloth on upper cover; overall good.


Enquire Item No. 14926

MOTTRAM, J.C: Sea Trout and other Fishing Studies.

London: Field Press, n.d. First edition. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 157-pages, original green cloth; some light spotting to binding, light corner crease, some light foxing; overall good.


Enquire Item No. 14700

NALL, G.H: The Life of the Sea Trout.

Item No. 14709

Item No. 14709

London: Seeley Service, 1930. First edition. Plates. 8vo (9 x 5 1/2 inches), 335-pages, original green cloth. Contemporary inscription on front free endpaper, some foxing to prelims. else very good in rubbed tape repaired dustwrapper.


Enquire Item No. 14709

O'GRADY, DR. MARTIN; KELLY, M; and O'Reilly, S: Brown Trout in Ireland.

Item No. 13908

Dublin: Central Fisheries Board, 2008. Coloured illustrations. Oblong folio (8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches), 121-pages, softback. Wrappers slightly edge rubbed else very good.


Enquire Item No. 13908

PAIN, C. ERNEST: Fifty Years on the Test.

Item No. 14692

London: Philip Allan, n.d [ preface dated 1934 ]. First edition. Plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 198-pages, original cloth; very good in repaired dustwrapper.


Enquire Item No. 14692

PEART, L.R: Fishing in the Making. Notes on the Management of Chalk Streams.

London: Adam & Charles Black, 1937. First edition. Plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 6 inches), 131-pages. Original brown cloth. Good in poor creased and edge torn dustwrapper. Inscription on front free endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 11223

SCROPE, WILLIAM: Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the Tweed. LARGE PAPER COPY.

Item No. 11337

Item No. 11337a

London: Edward Arnold, 1898. Coloured frontispiece, plates. 4to (10 1/2 x 8 inches), pp.268, full blue morocco ruled in gilt on spine and sides; binding extremely good; internally, page edges browned, a brown mark to one plate not affecting the image, bookplate to front pastedown.


Enquire Item No. 11337

SKUES, G. E. M: Minor Tactics of the Chalk Stream and Kindred Studies.

Item No. 15242

London A. & C. Black, 1924. Third edition. Coloured frontispiece 8vo (10 x 6 1/2 inches), 133-pages. Original brown cloth; foxing to prelims. & at end. Very good.


Enquire Item No. 15242

SKUES, G.E.M: Minor Tactics of the Chalk Stream and Kindred Studies.

Item No. 14733

London: Adam and Charles Black, 1914. Second edition. Coloured frontispiece. 8vo (10 x 6 1/2 inches), 133-pages. Original brown cloth; headband bruised, some light creasing to upper joint, endpapers browned, signature on front free endpaper, but generaly good.


Enquire Item No. 14733

TAYLER, JAMES: Red Palmer: A Practical Treatise on Fly-Fishing.

Folkestone: by T. Kentfield, 1893. Third edition. 8vo, pp.88:(3, index):(10, partly illustrated advertisements), original cloth, no dustwrapper; binding poor - unevenly faded and badly affected by damp, top of spine missing, spine cockled; internally, inner joints split, some pencil annotations in the margins, inscribed in ink on lower blank margin of title "Price 1/6 , post price 1/8", ink stamp to front free-endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 2414

TOD, E.M: Wet-Fly Fishing treated methodically.

Item No. 14699

London: Sampson Low, Marston, 1903. First edition. Plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 243-pages, original green cloth blocked in black & gilt; snag to upper lower joint, spine gilt dulled, one plate detached but undamaged, some light foxing; overall good.


Enquire Item No. 14699

WALBRAN, F. M: Grayling and How to Catch Them and Recollections of a Sportsman.

Item No. 14956

Scarborough: The Angler, 1895. First edition. Portrait. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 142-pages, original green cloth blocked in black; creasing to cloth of both covers and spine; the binding otherwise clean and good, inner joints cracked but holding, front free endpaper removed, half title browned otherwise internally very good. Crossed through armorial bookplate on front pastedown.


Enquire Item No. 14956

WALTON, IZAAK: The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. With Illustrations by James Thorpe. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION.

Hodder & Stoughton, n.d.[1911]. No. 53 of a limited edition of only 250 copies signed by the illustrator. 25 tipped-in coloured plates with illustrated and captioned tissue guards. 4to, pp.xvi:167, publisher's full dark green morocco, the upper cover blocked in gilt with the figure of an angler, top edge gilt others uncut. Armorial bookplate. Spine uniformly faded to tan but not unattractively and the whole still polished; generally a very good copy.


Enquire Item No. 3560

WALTON, IZAAK & COTTON, CHARLES: The Compleat Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation; being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-ponds, Fish, and Fishing. In two parts: The First Written by Mr Izaak Walton. The Second by Charles Cotton Esq. With the Lives of the Authors: and Notes.

Item No. 16353

Item No. 16353

Item No.16353

London: Printed for Samuel Bagster, in the Strand, By R. Watts, at Broxbourne, on the River Lea, Herts. 1815. Second Bagster edition.

Portrait, plates, and illustrations in the text. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 508-pages plus unpaginated index, with the half-title. 20th Century full tan calf, double gilt rules to sides with corner ornaments, spine gilt with fishing motifs in gilt within compartments, green and crimson lettering pieces, wide inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt; the binding by Bayntun, Bath. Some rubbing to joints.

Overall an excellent copy in a handsome binding in very good condition. Internally excellent and free from inscriptions or foxing.


Enquire Item No. 16353

WALTON, IZAAK: The Compleat Angler. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

Item No.16654

Philadelphia: David McKay, [1931]. First American edition.Coloured frontispiece & 11 coloured plates all with lettered tissue guards by Arthur Rackham and illustrations in the text. 4to (9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches), 224-pages. Original green cloth gilt, top edge gilt; headbands bruised, spine gilt a little dulled, else very good, internally clean and free from inscriptions.


Enquire Item No. 16654


Item No. 14668

London: Charles Tilt; Philadelphia: T. Wardle, 1837. Two volumes in one. Frontispieces. A minature edition and the first edition with an American publisher in the imprint. Contemporary full dark green morocco, decorative gilt panels to sides, spine gilt, all edges gilt. Joints cracked but firm, contemporary signature on verso of front free endpaper, some light foxing, blank corner of one leaf torn away not affecting text.


Enquire Item No. 14668

WALTON, IZAAK & COTTON, CHARLES: The Compleat Angler. The Quatercentenary Edition.

Item No. 16134

Flyfisher's Classic Library, 1993. Illustrations by E. Fitch Daglish. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches), 367-pages. Publishers quarter burgundy morocco (faux?) gilt. Signature on front free endpaper. In excellent condition.


Enquire Item No. 16134


Item No. 14701

London: I.J. Chidley, 1841. Engraved portraits, illustrations in the text. 8vo (7 x 4 1/4 inches), 314-pages, original cloth. Crudely rebacked in leather with portion of the original backstrip laid-down, front pastedown defective, frontispiece portrait damp stained. Not a very good copy but a very uncommon edition.


Enquire Item No. 14701

WEST, LEONARD: The Natural Trout Fly and its Imitation. Being an Angler's Record of Insects seen at the Waterside and the Method of Tying the Flies.

Item No. 15239

Liverpool: William Potter, 1921. The 2nd edition (the first was privately printed). Coloured plates. 8vo (9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches), 163-pages. Original glazed brown buckram; very good. Prelims. foxed and occasional foxing within.


Enquire Item No. 15239

WOOLLEY, ROGER: Modern Trout Fly Dressing. With many illustrations and dressings of over 400 flies.

London: Fishing Gazette, 1932. First edition. 12mo (6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches), 224-pages. Original brown grained cloth lettered in gilt. An exceptional copy in the original dustwrapper and slipcase. The dustwrapper foxed, slipcase split along one edge.


Enquire Item No. 11217

YOUNGER, JOHN: On River Angling for Salmon and Trout: More Particularly as Practised in the Tweed and its Tributaries. By John Younger, St Boswells.

Item No. 14667

Edinburgh: Willam Blackwood and Sons, 1840. First edition, 2nd issue. 12mo 94-pages with Table of Salmon Flies at end. Original purple ribbed cloth lettered in gilt "River Angling" on upper cover, all edges gilt. Some fading and marking to the binding but very sound and tight; internally excellent. The first issue had 90-pages only. Westwood & Satchell, p. 244


Enquire Item No. 14667

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Ball Games

ALCOCK, C.W. (Editor): Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds 1895. De-Luxe issue.

Item No. 16572

Item No. 16572

London: Hudson & Kearns, 1895.

Photographic portraits, biographial details, and facsimile signatures throughout.

Folio (14 3/4 x 10 inches), unpaginated. The de-luxe issue bound quarter red morocco with gilt cricket bats motif; fading to cloth sides.

The morocco spine very good. Very clean within. A very good copy.

Signature cut from upper margin of front free endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 16572

DAVIS, JOE: How I Play Snooker.

Item No. 16214

Item No. 16214

London: Country Life, 1949. First edition. Plates & diagrams. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches), 176-pages, original green cloth lettered in white; very bright in good slightly edge worn price-clipped dust jacket which has about a 1 1/4 square inch piece torn from upper margin on back flap. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper


Enquire Item No. 16214

ENGLAND - AUSTRALIA AUTOGRAPHS 1ST TEST TRENT BRIDGE 1934: Two leaves from an autograph album bearing on the two facing leaves the signatures of all 16 of the Australian squad for the first test at Trent Bridge , 8th-12th June 1934 which Australia won by 238 runs.

And on the reverse of the 2nd leaf the signatures of members of the English Team.

The Australian signatories are: Woodfall (Captain); Bradman (Vice Captain); Ponsford; Kippax; McCabe; Oldfield; Grimmett; Wall; Brown; Chipperfield; O'Reilly; Darling; Barnet; Bromley; Ebeling; & Fleet-Smith.

The English Signatories are: 1st Innings: Walters (Captain deputising for Wyatt ); Sutcliffe; Hammond; Leyland; Hendren; Ames; Geary; Verity; & Farnes. And 2nd Innings: Wyatt & Bowers. I have been unable to decipher one other signature.

The album leaves are pink paper. There is an unrelated watercolour drawing to the reverse of the first leaf (with no show through). The leaves each 4 5/8 x 3 7/8 inches.

In the second Test of the series at Lord's, known as Verity's Match, left-arm spinner Hedley Verity took 15 wickets in the match to hand England their only victory in a Lord's Ashes Test in the twentieth century. The last two Tests of the series were notable for the prodigious runscoring of Bill Ponsford and Donald Bradman, who shared partnerships of at 388 at Headingley (scoring 181 and 304 respectively) and 451 at the Oval (scoring 266 and 244 respectively) in Ponsford's final Test.


Enquire Item No. 16662

FARRAR, GUY B: The Royal Liverpool Golf Club. A History 1869 - 1932. With a Foreword by Bernard Darwin.

Item No. 6685

Birkenhead: Willmer Brothers, 1933. First edition. Frontispiece, plates, and plans. Tall 8vo, pp. 310, original green cloth, arms of the club in gilt on upper cover. Two small white marks on upper cover, lower cover partly affected by damp with some cockling of cloth but generally good.


Enquire Item No. 6685

HAMPSHIRE CRICKET: Clown Cricketers' Match Fordingbridge, Hampshire.

Item No. 16533

July 21st 1875. An admission ticket to the match. 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches. What one wonders was a Clown Cricketers' Match ? £20.00

Enquire Item No. 16533

HARRIS, LORD; ASHLEY-COOPER, F.S: Lord's and the M.C.C. A Cricket Chronicle of 137 Years ......

London: Herbert Jenkins, 1920. First edition. Portrait, plates, & illustrations. Small 4to (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 314-pages, original burgundy cloth. Plates foxed, spine faded, headband bruised, chip out of base of backstrip, several short splits to joints, corners bumped. Inked small red X on front free endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 13823

HEATHCOTE, J.M. and C.G., BOUVERIE, E.O.P. and AINGER, A.C: Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Rackets, and Fives. In the Badminton Library series.

Item No. 16120

London: Longmans, Green, 1890. First edition. Plates and illustrations. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 484-pages. Original brown pictorial cloth. Some light foxing. One plate detached but present. Attractive bookplate on front pastedown.


Enquire Item No. 16120

HENDERSON, IAN T. and STIRK, DAVID I: Shortspoon. Major E.P. Hopkins 1830-1913 Golfing Artist and Journalist.

Item No. 8259

Winchester & Barnstaple: Henderson & Stirk, 1984. No. 336 of a limited edition of 750. Illustrated in colour and black & white. Oblong 4to, pp.71, original green cloth lettered in gilt with a coloured pictorial onlay to upper cover, in matching slipcase; signed by authors on title-page; very slight rubbing to slip-case, generally excellent.


Enquire Item No. 8259

LEIGH-BENNETT, E.P: Some Friendly Fairways. Author's copy.

Item No. 12662

Southern Railway, circa 1929. First edition. Plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 57-pages. Original light green pictorial boards; dust marking to boards, generally good. Inscribed on front free endpaper "To the author from the instigator. Said author being in a fair way to becoming well-known through the clamorous publicity of the good old Railway Company ! J.B.E."


Enquire Item No. 12662

MORRISON, J.S.F. [Editor]: Around Golf.

Item No. 8507

London: Arthur Barker, 1939. First edition. With contributions by Bernard Darwin ... Henry Longhurst .... Photographic plates. Tall 8vo, pp.246, original green cloth blocked in gilt; binding a little marked, some foxing but generally good. Contemporary inscription on front free-endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 8507

RANJITSINHJI, K.S: The Jubilee Book of Cricket. Limited, Signed.

Item No.16769

Item No. 16769

London: William Blackwood, 1897. Limited edition, No. 145 of 350 copies on hand-made paper signed by Prince Ranjitsinhji. Portrait & plates with tissue guards. 4to (10 1/2 x 8 inches), pages: xv:474, original cream buckram blocked in gilt and blue, top edge gilt, others uncut. Some soiling and marking to the binding, headband bumped, but overall sound, some light foxing and spotting to prelims but overall internally clean. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper.

Item No. 16769


Enquire Item No. 16769

Card & Boards Games

HOFFMANN, PROFESSOR: The Cyclopaedia of Card and Table Games.

Item No. 14185

London: George Routledge, 1891. First edition. Illustrations throughout, some in red & black. 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches), 628-pages. Original burgundy cloth; rubbed, headband snagged. Private bookplate on front pastedown and signature Lionel Jupp, Tokio, Japan, July 1898, on half title. Generally sound. Rare. Apart from the numerous card games described, e.g. Poker, Whist, etc. sections are devoted to Backgammon, Billiards, Chess, Dominoes, Draughts, & Roulette, etc.


Enquire Item No. 14185

HOFFMANN, PROFESSOR: The Cyclopaedia of Card and Table Games.

Item No. 15606

London: George Routledge, 1891. First edition. Illustrations throughout, some in red & black. 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches), 628-pages. Original burgundy cloth; headbands bruised, wear to corners of joints, some rubbing to extremities but overall very good & free from inscriptions. Rare. Apart from the numerous card games described, e.g. Poker, Whist, etc. sections are devoted to Backgammon, Billiards, Chess, Dominoes, Draughts, & Roulette, etc.


Enquire Item No. 15606

TEMPLAR: The Poker Manual. A Practical Course of Instruction in the Game, with Illustrative Hands and Chapters on Bluffing, and Jack-Pots. By Templar. Together with the International Code of Laws.

Item No. 14184

London: Frederick Warne, 1901. Frontispiece in red & black "Tabulated values of the Hands" & illustrations of hands in red & black throughout. 8vo (7 x 4 3/4 inches), pages vi:(1):119: (12, partly illustrated advertisements for poker tables, chips, cards, etc.), original red grained cloth lettered in gilt and decorated with 3 poker chips in colours, all edges gilt. Binding spotted and marked, spine dulled, but sound. Private book label on front pastedown and number, signature on recto of frontispiece. Tear to frontispiece tissue guard and tear into one leaf of text (without loss). Browning to title. Rare.

"In the preparation of the Code have been sought the advice and co-operation of the most experienced and well-known players, both English and American, whose valued and cordially given assistance is herby gratefully acknowledged".


Enquire Item No. 14184

TRUMPS: The American Hoyle, or Gentleman's Hand-book of Games. Containing all the Games Played In the United States with Rules, Descriptions, and Technicalities adapted to the American Methods of Playing by "Trumps". 17th edition.

New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1904. Illustrations. 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches), 529-pages. Original cloth backed decorated boards; boards rubbed and soiled, text block detached from binding, old inscription on endpaper.


Enquire Item No. 13411


Item No. 16585

Item No. 16585

London: Gramogames Ltd. Produced by Dominion Press,circa 1930. A colour printed 10-inch metal disc printed with images of racing car, speedboat, race horse, aeroplane, motor bike etc. around the perimeter on one side and a roulette wheel to the other. With a large double-sided folding colour printed cardboard games board. All contained in the original sleeve with flaps and instructions for play. The disc designed to be placed on a gramophone. Sleeve faded and rubbed else good.

"Many games may be improvised from the 'GRAMOGAM' lay out but the following have been principally provided for.....The Race Game, Stock Exchange (Bulls and Bears), Crown & Anchor, Dice, Colours, Poker, Birthday Months, and Roulette".


Enquire Item No. 16585

WHITEHOUSE, F.R.B: Table Games of Georgian and Victorian Days.

Item No. 16261

London: Peter Garnett, 1951. Coloured frontispiece and 46 plates ( 6 coloured). Small 4to ( 10 x 7 1/2 inches) , pp.x:102, original blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine, contained in original marbled card slip-case with coloured pictorial label on one side as issued; binding excellent; some browning to endpapers and half-title, else excellent. Slip-case slightly edge-rubbed, else good.


Enquire Item No. 16261

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Fox-Hunting & HORSE Racing

ASSOCIATION GENERALE DES JOCKEYS DE GALOP EN FRANCE: De Pharis à Ardan: Histoire des Courses en France De 1940 à 1945

Item No. 15196

Association Generale des Jockeys de Galop en France, 1946. Numerous plates, some coloured, illustratiions and coloured advertisements. 4to (12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches), 216-pages, original wrappers protected by removable cellophane; very good.


Enquire Item No. 15196

BERRY, MICHAEL & BROCK, D.W.E: Hunting by Ear. With two 10" Parlophone Gramophone Records of the Sounds of Fox-Hunting and Text Illustrations by T. Ivester Lloyd. Recordings by D.W.E. Brock and L. Koch.

Item No. 16587

Item No. 16587

Item No. 16587

London: H. F. & G. Witherby, 1937. First edition. Coloured frontispiece, b&w plates. 8vo (8 1/2 x 7 inches), 118-pages, original red cloth lettered in gilt; excellent in like dust jacked. Contained in the original fitted cardboard box which also houses the two 78-rpm gramophone records in their original sleeves; excellent and look unplayed. The box with coloured pictorial label but rubbed and split.


Enquire Item No. 16587


Item No. 15527

Item No. 15527

London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1929. First edition. Tinted illustrations throughout by Aldin. 4to ( 11 x 8 1/2 inches), unpaginated. Original bevelled brown cloth; one corner bumped else an exceptional bright & clean copy in worn and torn dust jacket.


Enquire Item No. 15527

CHIFFNEY, SAMUEL: Genius genuine, by Samuel Chifney, of Newmarket. A fine part in riding a race, known only to the author. Why there are so few good runners; or why the turf horses degenerate. A guide to recover them to their strength and speed: as well as to train horses for running, and hunters and hacks for hard riding. To preserve their strength, and their sinews from being so often destroyed; with reasons for horses changing in their running. Likewise a full account of the prince’s horse escape running at Newmarket on the 20th and 21st days of October 1791. With other interesting particulars.

Item No. 15176

London: Sold only for the author, 232, Piccadilly, n.d. [1804]. First edition. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 170-pages. Contemporary full tan calf, sides ruled in gilt, gilt race horses blocked to upper cover, a jockey to the rear, rebacked in calf retaining most of the original backstrip blocked in gilt with jockey's caps; corners rubbed. Internally lacking free endpapers, some foxing and browning. Bound without the half-title.


Enquire Item No. 15176

DAY, WILLIAM & ALFRED J: The Racehorse in Training. Extra Illustrated & Finely Bound by Riviere.

Item No. 15564

Item No. 15564

Item No. 15564

Item No. 15564

Item No. 15564

London: Cassell, 1925. New and revised edition.

Apart from the original 17 plates this copy has been extra illustrated by the insertion of a further 50 plates, portraits of trainers and jockeys (some coloured) and racehorse portraits; also including a set of 4 hand-coloured racing prints by Howitt "Republished by H.J. Mason, 1834" and a coloured aquatint of "The Age" Brighton Coach at "The Bull and Mouth" Regent Circus, Piccadilly engraved by G. & C. Hunt after E.F. Lambert, 1829.

8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches), 214-pages.

Finely bound in an unusual three-quarter marbled calf, green cloth sides, the spine gilt ruled with six compartments and on wide raised bands; four of the compartments gilt blocked with racing motifs, the remaining two gilt lettered direct, top edge gilt. The binding by Riviere.

Oval leather gilt armorial bookplate of Walter Blake on front and rear pastedowns. Newspaper portrait of the trainer Reg Day mounted on front fly.

Well extra illustrated and very finely bound; spine sunned else in excellent condition.


Enquire Item No. 15564

DIBDIN, CHARLES: The High-Mettled Racer. Illustrated by JB.

Item No. 15203

London: Richard Griffin, n.d. circa 1840. 1-page of verse and four plates on tinted backgrounds. Small 4to (7 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches), original pictorial engraved yellow wrappers; some dustmarking to wrappers, split at backstrip, upper fore-corner bumped, tear to front free endpaper. Rare. There are only 2 copies listed on COPAC (Oxford and Cambridge); the more common version is that of 1831 with 10 wood-engravings by G.W.Bonner after Robert Cruikshank.


Enquire Item No. 15203

EDWARDS, LIONEL: A Leicestershire Sketch Book.

Item No. 15569

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1935. First edition. Coloured frontispiece and b&w plates. 4to (11 1/2 x 10 inches), original blue bevelled cloth, top edge gilt. Spine faded, contemporary inscription on front free endpaper, else very good.


Enquire Item No. 15569

LLOYD, J. IVESTER: Some Notes on the Chase.

London: Moss Bros. n.d. Illustrations by T. Ivester Lloyd. Oblong 8vo, pp.(16) original coloured pictorial stiff wrappers; with Moss Bros. price list of hunting outfits at end. A very good bright copy.


Enquire Item No. 7879

MAHONY, STEPHEN [Editor]: The Muskerry Book of Hunting Fiction.

Item No. 12363

The Muskerry Hunt Club, 1992. First edition. Large 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches wide), pp.218, original bright blue cloth, no dustwrapper; an excellent copy.


Enquire Item No. 12363

MASON, C. FINCH: Sporting Sketches.

Item No. 15170

Cambridge: W. P. Spalding. London: W. Kent, [1879]. First edition. 25 b&w humorous plates depicting horse racing & hunting. Oblong folio (10 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches), original cloth-backed pictorial boards printed in red & black. Boards dusty, lightly stained & rubbed though very sound. Small stain to fore-edge of title; overall a good copy.


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MIRABAL, VTE. H DE: Manuel des Courses. France. - Angleterre. - Belgique. - Allemagne. Dictionnaire du turf. Première édition.

Item No. 15202

Paris: Paul Dupont, 1867. First edition. 8vo (7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches) 440-pages plus leaves of partly illustrated advertisements at end. Original salmon pink illustrated wrappers, now protected by removable cellophane; good. Signed and inscribed by the author to the President de la Societe des Courses, Beziers, on half-title.


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NIGHTINGALL, ARTHUR: My Racing Adventures.

Item No. 15198

London: T. Werner Laurie n.d. circa 1907. First edition. Portrait, plates. 8vo (9 x 5 3/4 inches), 280-pages. Original blue ribbed cloth with photographic portrait mounted within a white decorartive border on upper cover as issued. Some rubbing to extremities, some tanning to text; overall good. Horse racing.


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PICK, W: Racing Calendar containing an Account of the Plates, Sweepsteaks, & Matches run for in 1802 ......To which is added, An Account of all the Great Coursing Meetings .... and the Cockings for 1802. Being volume XVII in the Series.

Item No. 15159

Item No. 15159

York: Printed by and for A, Bartholoman [1803 ]. 8vo (7 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches), 242-pages. Nicely bound 20th Century calf-backed marbled boards with lettering piece. Slight scuff mark to spine else a very nice copy both in binding and internally. Pick's racing calendars are uncommon.


Enquire Item No. 15159

POND, JOHN: The Sporting Kalendar. Containing A distinct Account of what Plates and Matches have been run for in 1751, (& 1752, 1753, 1754, 1755, 1756, & 1757) An Article for making a Newmarket Match, A Description of a Post and Handy-Cap Match. 7 volumes.

Item No. 15178

London: Printed by G. Woodfall, 1751 onwards. The complete set of 7 volumes, all published, for the Years 1751 - 1757. Each with list of subscribers at front; leaves of advertisements at end. 8vo 6 3/4 x 4 inches, contemporary full speckled tan calf, narrow gilt rules to sides, spines gilt in compartments with crimson lettering pieces, two headbands a little chipped, some rubbing to corners and extremities but overall a handsome run in very good condition of this rare racing calendar. Armorial bookplates on front pastedowns.


Enquire Item No. 15178

RICHARDSON, CHARLES: The English Turf. A Record of Horses and Courses. With forty-nine illustrations and eight plans.

Item No. 15208

London: Methuen, 1901. First edition. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), 350-pages. Original red cloth pictorially blocked in blind and gilt, top edge gilt others uncut.; some rubbing and bumping; foxing to prelims and uncut edges, overall very sound.


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SURTEES, R.S: Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities. 1 of 50 on Japanese vellum.

Item No. 15857

London: Methuen, 1903. A New Edition. Fifteen coloured plates by Henry Alken. "This Edition limited to Fifty Copies for England". The text printed on Japanese vellum. The plates with tissue guards. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 240-pages. Original cloth backed blue boards with printed label to spine, uncut and partly unopened, spare label tipped in at end. Backstrip dusty, label marked, some marking to boards. Spare label foxed. Internallly excellent. An excellent candidate for a fine binding.


Enquire Item No. 15857

SURTEES, R.S: Jorrocks's Jaunts & Jollities. The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eating, Eccentric and Extragant Exploits of that Renowned Sporting Citizen Mr. John Jorrocks. With an Introduction by Joseph Grego. With numerous illustrations.

Item No. 8540

London: Kegan Paul, n.d. ca. 1900. Hand-coloured additional title and hand-coloured plates after Alken, Phiz & Heath. Tall 8vo, pp. 272, original green ribbed cloth blocked and lettered in gilt; binding with very very slight edge-rubbing in one or two places; internally, page edges lightly foxed, a very good copy indeed.


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TUTING, WILLIAM & FAWCONER, THOMAS: The Sporting Calendar: Containing An Account of the Plates, Matches, and Sweepstakes, That have been Run for in Great-Britain, Ireland, and Jamaica. In the Year, 1771.

Item No. 15151

[London : printed for J. Miller 1772]. Volume 3 in the series. Small 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 inches), pages: 40:257:xlix:cix, contemporary full tan calf; rubbed, with crimson lettering piece, two short cracks to joints but very firm. One third of front free endpaper cut away, margins of title browned, some marking, else internally generaly very good. Five volumes only were issued in this series. Rare. With details of the Jamaica St. Jago, de la Vego races.


Enquire Item No. 15151

TUTING, WILLIAM & FAWCONER, THOMAS: The Sporting Calendar: Containing An Account of the Plates, Matches, and Sweepstakes, That have been Run for in Great-Britain, Ireland, and North America. In the Year, 1770.

Item No. 15150

[London : printed for J. Miller, 1771]. Volume 2 in the series. Small 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 inches), pages: 260:lxxxiv, contemporary full tan calf; rubbed, lacking lettering piece, upper joint cracked but held on cords. Margins of title browned, lacking all before title, otherwise internally good. With the armorial bookplate of Edward Weatherby (the author of the "Racing Calendar") on front pastedown. Five volumes only were issued in this series. Rare. With detials of the Annapolis, Philadelphia, and New York races.


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Shooting & Stalking

DUNCAN, STANLEY & THORNE, GUY: The Complete Wildfowler Ashore and Afloat. Fully Illustrated with Practical Drawings and Diagrams.

Item No. 15233

London: Grant Richards, 1911. First edition. Coloured frontispiece, numerous b&w plates and diagrams. 8vo (9 3/4 x 7 inches), 360-pages plus advertisements. Original green cloth pictorially blocked in gilt, top edge gilt. Tears to headband, 1 inch split to cloth of upper joint; overall a good bright copy. and very clean internally.


Enquire Item No. 15233

EVERED, PHILIP: Stag-Hunting with the "Devon and Somerset" 1887-1901. An Account of the Chase of the Wild Red Deer on Exmoor. Illustrated by H. M. Lomas.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1902. First edition. Black & white plates. Small 4to, pp.xv:378, original red cloth gilt, no dustwrapper; binding stained, with splits to the cloth at front side of spine, one at each end, headbands rubbed, corners frayed, cloth bubbled in two places on back cover; internally, splits to inner joints, the remains of brown tape to front free-endpaper, little light foxing, an ink signature on front pastedown, else good. An ideal candidate for rebinding and priced accordingly.


Enquire Item No. 8232

KIRBY, FREDERICK VAUGHAN: In Haunts of Wild Game. A Hunter-Naturalist's Wanderings from Kahlamba to Libombo. With a Portrait of the Author, Numerous Illustrations by C. Whymper and a Map.

Item No. 9005

Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood, 1896. First edition. Folding coloured map. Large square 8vo, pp. xvi:576, original tan pictorial cloth; headbands chipped, cloth to upper outer joint split and backstrip detached at this joint. A very good copy internally and would re-case quite well as the boards and backstrip are generally good. Armorial bookplate.


Enquire Item No. 9005

MARCHINGTON, John: A Portrait of Shooting.

Item No. 13980

Rugby: Anthony Atha & The Game Conservancy,1979. Number 216 of a limited edition of 1100. Plates, some coloured, and illustrations. 4to (11 3/4 x 12 inches), 252-pages. Publisher's quarter green morocco, green cloth sides blocked in gilt, top edge gilt. Fine in fine matching slipcase and enclosed in the original cardboard shipping box.


Enquire Item No. 13980

MURRAY, CAPTAIN GEORGE WOLFE: The Tweeddale Shooting Club, a Sesqui-Centenial Memoir, 1790-1940.

Item No. 16124

Privately Printed for the Tweeddale Shooting Club, n.d. circa 1945. First edition. Plates. Large 8vo (10 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches), 304-pages. Original green cloth blocked in gilt, top edge gilt. Uneven fading to upper cover, some foxing else very good and solidly bound. Engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown.


Enquire Item No. 16124

SAVORY, ALAN: The Shore Shooter.

The Country Library, Boydell Press, 1983. First edition thus. Softback.149-pages. Very good.


Enquire Item No. 13805

SCROPE, WILLIAM: The Art of Deer-Stalking. illustrated by a Narrative of a few days' sport in The Forest of Atholl with some account of The Nature and Habits of Red-Deer and a short description of The Scottish Forests: Legends; Superstitions; Stories of Poachers ....

Item No. 14586

London: Edward Arnold, 1897. New Edition. Illustrated by Engravings and Lithographs after Paintings by Edwin and Charles Landseer. Frontispiece and 9 plates with tissue guards. 4to (10 1/2 x 8 inches), 304-pages, original green boards; lacking backstrip, boards soiled and rubbed. Internally exceptionaly good, the plates very clean; an excellent candidate for rebinding.


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Item No. 11974

Item No. 11974b

London: Desmond Harmsworth, 1932. Limited signed edition, this being No. 24 of 100 copies. 4to (10 x 7 1/2 inches wide), pp.79, original cream cloth lettered in red on spine and a bull blocked in black on front cover; binding poor, with areas of damp-staining to each corner and leading edge of both covers (which is mirrored to some extent on the internal pastedowns), spine slightly darkened and with a slight bow to the covers; internally, page edges slightly browned, neat ink name on front free-endpaper, else generally very good.


Enquire Item No. 11974

EGERTON, JUDY & SNELGROVE, DUDLEY: Sport in Art and Books. The Paul Mellon Collection. British Sporting and Animal Drawings c. 1500-1850, a Catalogue.

London: The Tate Gallery for the Yale Center for British Art, 1978. First edition. Numerous plates in colour and black & white. 4to (12 x 9 inches), 126-pages, original cloth. Good in edge rubbed and soiled dustwrapper.


Enquire Item No. 14355

FLEMING, ARNOLD: Falconry and Falcons. The Sport of Flight. Illustrated with 48 photographs of Hawks taken by distinguished bird photographers.

Item No. 3737

London: Country Life, 1934. No. 321 of a limited signed edition of 350. Black & white plates. 4to, pp.114:(1), original green cloth, no dustwrapper; binding a trifle dusty, very slightly edge-faded, with some faint marks and scuffing; internally, page edges browned, plate at page 2 detached and with half-inch trimmed from blank margin and one blank corner creased, some foxing, else good.


Enquire Item No. 3737

HODGSON, W.J: Skating Scenes - Humorous.

Hildesheimer & Faulkner, n.d. 4 coloured plates opening out in one continuous strip. Oblong 12 mo, original pictorial wrappers. 1 inch split on one fold, lower cover creased. Printed "With Best Wishes" on lower cover so obviously published as a greetings card/gift. Rare.


Enquire Item No. 8913

HOWLETT, ROBERT: The Royal Pastime of Cock-fighting or the art of breeding, feeding, fighting and curing cocks of the game. Published purely for the good, and benefit of all such as take Delight in that Royal, and Warlike Sport. To which is Prefixed, A short Treatise, wherein Cocking is proved not only Ancient and Honourable, but also Useful, and Profitable. By R.H. a lover of the sport, and a Friend to such as delight in Military Discipline.

Item No. 16474

Item No. 16474

London: printed for D. Brown, at the Black Swan without Temple-Bar, and T. Ballard, at the Rising-Sun in Little-Britain, 1709.

Engraved frontispiece of a well attended cock-fight under a banner heading, "The Royal Pastime of Cocking". Small 8vo (6 1/2 x 4 inches), pages: (34):92, 19th Century half polished black calf, marbled boards, spine gilt lettered direct, small old circular label bearing hand-written numerals on upper cover. The frontispiece with upper fore-corner torn away affecting part of the engraved banner, laid-down at an early date, some browning throughout but generally good. Pages 81-92 comprise poems in praise of cock-fighting including one by Sir Richard Blackmore.

Only the second work devoted entirely to cock-fighting to be published, the first being W. Machrie's, "An Essay upon the Royal Recreation and Art of Cocking", 1705. Both works are extremely rare; only 4 copies of the Howlett are recorded in English libraries and only one copy of each has been offered at auction in the past 70 years, the Machrie in 1999 and the Howlett in 1982.


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HOYLE, EDMOND [Revised by Charles Jones]: Hoyle's Games Improved. Consisting of Practical Treatises on Whist, Quadrille ...... Chess, Back-Gammon .... Cricket, Tennis ... Billiards, Goff or Golf .... with An Essay on Game Cocks and the Rules etc, at Horse Races .... New Edition Considerably Enlarged.

London: Printed for W. Lowndes (& othes), 1820 8vo, (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches), 502-pages. Contemporary full tan roan; headbands chipped, some rubbing and scuffing; internally good. With the signature and biographical details of Captain William Parker, Bengal Artillery, on front pastedown and with the small oval engraved label of S. Sims, Bookseller, Bath.


Enquire Item No. 15152

LEWIS, DIO: The New Gymnastics for families and schools; together with the Dumb-Bell Instructor and Pangymnastikon ... With ... illustrations. (Reprinted from the sixth American edition.) With an introduction by M. C. Tyler.. With Three Hundred Illustrations.

Item No. 16621

Item No. 16621

London: W. Tweedie, 1864. First English edition.300 illustrations in line within the text. 8vo (8 x 5 inches), pages: 268:(1, advert.), original blindstamped green cloth pictorially blocked in gilt; professionally recased, new endpapers. Spine gilt dulled else very good.


Enquire Item No. 16621

PARKER, ERIC: Playing Fields.

London: Philip Allan, 1922. First edition. Plates. 8vo (9 x 6 inches),383-pages, original blue cloth; extremities rubbed, tiny white paint mark on upper cover; overall good.


Enquire Item No. 16139

PERIODICAL: The Sporting Magazine. Volume XV., Second Series, Nos. LXXXV & LXXXVI, May & June 1837.


London: 1837 Publisher not stated. 8vo (9 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: 140:12( Racing Calendar). Two issues nicely bound without wrappers or the 4 "Embellishments" listed. Contemporary half tan calf marbled boards, spine gilt with hunting motifs with burgundy lettering and numbering pieces. An attractive binding in excellent condition.


Enquire Item No. 15141

SPARROW, GEOFFREY: The Terrier's Vocation. With numerous illustrations by the Author and copies from old prints.

London: J.A. Allen & Co., 1961. Second edition. Black & white illustrations. 8vo, pp.118, original pale blue cloth lettered in gilt in dustwrapper; binding very good; dustwrapper slightly browned and with slightly bumped edges; internally, some slight foxing; generally very good.


Enquire Item No. 8132

SUFFOLK, EARL OF; CRAVEN, W.G; COVENTRY, ARTHUR & WATSON, ALFRED E.T: Racing and Steeple-Chasing. In the Badminton Library series.

London: Longmans, Green, 1886. First edition. Coloured frontispiece. Illustrations. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches), 419-pages. Contemporary half blue calf with lettering piece. Chip out of headband, some rubbing, spine darkened and a little marked. Inner joint cracked between half-title and frontispiece but firm.


Enquire Item No. 12507

WOODGATE, W.B: Boating. In the Badminton Library series.

Item No. 12511

London: Longmans, Green, 1888. Frontispiece. Illustrations. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches), 340-pages. Strongly bound contemporary half blue calf with lettering piece. Some rubbing, spine darkened and a little marked; damp-mark to blank margin of frontispiece to vol. 2.


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