Lot 418Strutt, Joseph - very rare - "The Sports...

Auction Date: 14/07/2015 at 10:30 am

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Strutt, Joseph - very rare - "The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England including The Rural and Domestic Recreations, May-Games, Mummeries, Pageants, Processions, and Pompous Spectacles" 1st edition 1801 printed by T Bensley, Bolt Court for J White, at Horace's Head, Fleet Street, London - large edition in the original full leather boards and impressed spine, with new free/end plates, numerous wood cuttings, some minor speckle foxing to the edge of the pages otherwise overall clean copy although there are various marks to some of the edges the pages but a very rare 1st edition. See Chapter III "Hand ball et al" incl Goff (Golf), Pall Mall, Trap Ball, Tennis, Cricket, plus much much more (G) Very Rare

Hammer Price: £180.00

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