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

Les Stratagemes Des Echecs

[MONTIGNY Alfred]

2 parts in 1, 1st ed, VG, 3 1/4 * 4 1/8 inches. In contemporary calf boards with attractive chess board design to both covers, gilt edge tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. New spine, to style, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to a…

£1500 | Published: 1802 | Publisher: Amand Konig

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

Sporting Scenes amongst the Kaffirs of South Africa.

DRAYSON Capt. Alfred W [Wilks] 1827-1901.

VG, 2nd ed, 1860, 8 pls. In contemporary red half morocco with red cloth covers a little worn, corners and edges rubbed, some blind tooling, marks and a small tear at lower cover. Spine, gilt tooling and titles, edges worn slightly. Internal,…

£210 | Published: 1860 | Publisher: Roputledge, Warne, & Routledge,

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 Cambrian Popular Antiquities;

ROBERTS Peter 1760-1819

1st ed, VG, 10 pls (9 coloured). In c1950s half calf, red marbled boards, corners and edges rubbed. Spine, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red calf label;, edges brushed. Internally, 50s endpapers, bound without the half title, [5], (vi-viii),…

£350 | Published: 1815 | Publisher: E Williams

The Cambrian Popular Antiquities...

ROBERTS Peter 1760-1819

1st ed, VG, 10 pls. In green half morocco with green cloth, corners and edges rubbed. Spine, title and tooling in gilt, raised bands, edges rubbed. Internally, green marbled endpapers, teg, bound without the half title, [5], (vi-viii), [1],…

£325 | Published: 1815 | Publisher: E Williams

Glig-gamena angel-deod, or, The sports and pastimes of the people of England: including the rural and domestic recreations, May-games, mummeries, pageants, processions, and pompous spectacles,

STRUTT Joseph 1749-1802

Super clean, crisp copy of Strutt's classic Sports and Pastimes of the People of England. Strutt is often called the first English social historian. First edition, 1802, in quarter red goatskin over blue cloth (by Delrue), some blind…

£875 | Published: 1801 | Publisher: J. White

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