Auction Date: 1/10/2014 at 10:30 am
Badminton Library Book Collection from 1887 to 1896 – comprising of 28 The Badminton Library Sporting Series – all in matching decorative pictorial cloth boards and spines. The collection comprises all 1st editions except for Motors (2nd), to incl the following sports in alphabet order: Athletics and Football – 1887 (G) Big Game Shooting Vol. I & Vol. II 1894 (small tear to spine otherwise (F/G) Billiards - 1896 (G) Boating - 1888 (slight rubbing to spine) otherwise (G) Cricket - 1888 (F/G) Coursing and Falconry - 1892 (VG) Cycling - 1887 (G) Dancing - 1895 (spine faded) (F) Driving - 1889 Fencing Boxing and Wrestling - 1889 (slight wear to spine) otherwise (F/G) Fishing -Salmon and Trout-1885 (F/G) Fishing-Pike and Coarse Fish - 1885 (F/G) Golf - 1890 (G) Hunting - first edition 1885 (some fading and rubbing to spine) hence (F/G) Motors and Motor-Driving 2nd ed - 1903 (G) Mountaineering - 1892 (G) Racing and Steeple-Chasing - 1886 (spine slightly faded) hence (F/G) Riding and Polo - 1891 (slight wear to spine) otherwise ((F) Sea Fishing - 1895 (G) Shooting Vol. I & Vol. II - 1886 (slight rubbing to spine) hence (F/G) Skating, Figure Skating, Curling, Bandy, et al - 1892 (F) Swimming - 1893 Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Rackets and Fives - 1890 (G) The Poetry of Sport - 1896 (some slight fading to spine) hence (F/G) Yachting Vol. I & Vol. II – 1894 (G). The condition is for guidance purposes only - generally the boards are bright and clean, some spines faded with wear to the top and tail of spines, some bruising to corners and some with foxing – and some plates loose – nevertheless a classic collection for the serious sportsman.