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 Publisher: J. White Publish Year: 1801 Publish Place: London: at Horace's Head, Fleet Street Illustrator: Unknown Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 007901 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Near Fine Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: 1st Edition Inscription: Unknown £875.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information 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 tooling. Spine, raised bands, gilt tooling & titles. Internally, frontis, , , (ii-l),  contents, , 2-301 pp,  pl list, 40 coloured pls (including frontis), t.e.g., remainder marbled, in a custom slipcase. A Near Fine copy. (289*231 mm). (Schwerdt II p231. Lowndes 2538). Text leaves watermarked J Whatman 1794, plates watermarked Taylor 1796 & J Whatman 1794. Title continues: from the earliest period to the present time : illustrated by engravings selected from ancient paintings in which are represented most of the popular diversions. Accounts on hunting, hawking, archery, stone throwing, golf, tennis, jousting tournaments, dancing, chess, gambling games, and even minstrel plays etc.