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

Sporting Scrap Book, Containing fifty Plates, Designed and Engraved by Himself

ALKEN Henry [Thomas] 1785-1851

50 hand coloured plates in the original boards, [1824]. First edition, 1824, in contemporary red half calf over the publishers printed maroon boards, corners worn. Re-spined, old laid down, gilt titles. Internally, frontis, title leaf, followed…

£3250 | Published: Unknown | Publisher: Thomas M'Lean

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

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