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 Publisher: Sherwood, Neely and Jones; etc Publish Year: 1816 Publish Place: London: Illustrator: [STEPHANOFF Francis Philip] 1788-1860 Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 007562 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Very Good Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: First Edition Inscription: Unknown £475.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information 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, , (iv) only, , 2-126 pp, 20 pls (B&W), 1 title page vignette, a.e.g. (faded), hinges strengthened with tape. (207*133 mm). The subjects are: 1. Foot Ball·, 2. Exocism; 3. The Mistletoe·, 4. Riding the Stang·, 5. Bull Baiting·, 6. Heaving·, 7. The Shrew, 8. Lord Mayors Sghow; 9. Claiming the Flitch of Bacon·, 10. Cock Fighting·, M. Milk Maids Garland; 12. Chimney Sweepers Dance; 13. Guy Faux; 14. Selling a Wife; 15. Donkey Riding; 16. Parochial Perambulation; 17. Plough Fool; 18. Valentines Day; 19. Whipping the Cock; 20. Smock Race. 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 red calf label. Internally, frontis, title page with hand coloured coloured vignette, , (iv) only, , 2-126 pp, 20 pls (hand coloured) plus the tp vignette, corner torn from contents leaf, bound without the half title, contemp ink name to ffep(R Roundhouse?), gilt board edges & turn-ins, evidence of bookplate removal. First and only edition. (210*129 mm). Not in Abbey. This curious and sometimes bizarre collection of 'customs and amusements' include: Football, Exorcism, Mistletoe, Bull Baiting, the Guy Faux, Selling a Wife and others. The well executed plates are engraved after Stephanoff: unusually they are coloured which perhaps suggests that this copy is an early issue.