Popular pastimes, being a selection of picturesque representations of the customs & amusements of Great Britain, in ancient and modern times; accompanied with historical descriptions.

[BRAYLEY Edward Wedlake 1773-1854. STEPHANOFF Francis Philip 1788-1860]

Pastimes include football, exorcism and wife selling VG 1st ed 1816 In contemporary full calf, decorative gilt edge tooling. Spine skilfully rebacked with the original laid down, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, gilt titles to…

£900 | Published: 1816 | Publisher: Sherwood, Neely and Jones; etc

Popular pastimes, being a selection of picturesque representations of the customs & amusements of Great Britain, in ancient and modern times; accompanied with historical descriptions.

[BRAYLEY Edward Wedlake] 1773-1854

Complete with all 20 pls & vignette (B&W as issued). In attractive contemporary full calf, elaborate blind & gilt box tooling, corners rubbed. Spine carefully re-laid, raised bands, gilt tooling & titles, edges rubbed. Internally, frontis, [3],…

£475 | Published: 1816 | Publisher: Sherwood, Neely and Jones; etc

An Essay on Hunting

Country Squire [ie GOSDEN Thomas] 1780-1840

A Unique Copy, Extra illustrated. First edition in worn, maroon morocco over worn marbled boards, some gilt tooling. Spine, raised bands, gilt tooling & titles, edges rubbed. Internally, portrait frontis, title page in red & black with…

£350 | Published: 1733 | Publisher: J. Roberts

The Golf Courses of the British Isles

DARWIN Bernard 1876-1961

First edition, first issue, with 64 plates, 48 of them in colour and each with a captioned tissue. In the original publishers green cloth printed gilt, corners brushed. Spine, gilt tooling and titles. Internally, half title, frontis, [8], 253…

£1600 | Published: 1910 | Publisher: Duckworth & Co

A History of Fox-Hunting in the Wynnstay Country and Part of Shropshire, From the Beginning of this Century to the end of the Season of 1884-85

PULESTON THG [Theophilus Henry Gresley Sir] 1821-1896

FOX HUNTING IN SHROPSHIRE First and only edition, in modern quarter red calf over green cloth, gilt tooling. Spine, gilt tooling & titles to calf label. Internally, half title, frontis, [2], [7], 8-196 pp, 14 pls (including 9 portraits), all…

£250 | Published: 1893 | Publisher: Printed for Private Circulation Only

Days in Clover

The Amateur Angler [MARSTON Edward] 1825-1914

VG, 1892, First edition, in half black morocco over red marbled boards, gilt circular stamp of Writers to the Signet to both boards. Spine, raised bands, gilt tooling & titles. Internally, half title, frontis, [5], (vi-viii), [1], 2-120 pp, 7…

£225 | Published: 1892 | Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, and Company Limited,

The Shooting Directory

THORNHILL R.B. [Richard Badham]

Rarely found as good as this! First edition, first issue (with pp 215-220; 'In the majority of copies pages 215-220 are cancelled out, it being evident from the text that the author had been a little too outspoken over a controversy concerning the…

£2400 | Published: 1804 | Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme

British Sports and Pastimes. 1868.

TROLLOPE Anthony editor 1815-1882

The Earl of Carysfort's copy. Near Fine, 1st ed, 1868. In full green morocco, decorative gilt edge tooling, gilt coat of arms to upper board. Spine, faded, raised bands, gilt tooling & title. Internally, half title, [6], [1], 2- 322 pp, gilt…

£300 | Published: 1868 | Publisher: Virtue & Co; Virtue and Yorkston

The Compleat Angler The Lea and Dove edition, being the 100th edition of The compleat angler, or, The contemplative man's recreation : being a discourse of rivers, fish-ponds, fish, and fishing

WALTON Izaak 1593-1683. COTTON Charles 1630-1687. MARSTON RB [Robert Bright] 1853-1927 - editor

Limited Demy Quarto Edition to commemorate the 100th edition of The Compleat Angler! Two volumes in half green morocco over green cloth, some gilt tooling, gilt titles to upper boards, corners & edges worn. Spines, rubbed, raised bands, gilt…

£450 | Published: 1888 | Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Limited