Lot 508

The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes.

Estimate: £200 - £300
Hammer price: £90
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. 17 works in 18 volumes, 8vo (189 x 135mm). Plates and illustrations (occasional light spotting and staining). Original pictorial cloth gilt (extremities rubbed, variously faded and lightly stained). The titles in the set are: Fishing (1886, second edition), Boating (1888), Hunting (1888, fourth edition), Athletics and Football (1889, third edition), Skating ... Figure-Skating (1892), Golf (1893, fourth edition), Fencing ... Boxing ... Wrestling (1893, third edition), Cricket (1893, fifth edition), Swimming (1894, second edition), Yachting (1894 [-1904], 2 volumes [the first vol. a third edition of 1904, the second vol. a first edition of 1894]), Billiards (1896), Tennis ... Lawn tennis ... Rackets ... Fives (1897, fourth edition), Racing and Steeple-Chasing (1889, third edition), Sea Fishing (2 copies: 1901, reissue; and 1907, new impression) and Shooting (2 copies: the first, 1906, eighth impression; and the second 1909, new impression). (18)

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