The Sporting Repository: Anecdotes on Sporting Subjects
Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd, 1904. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. We're hereby presenting the finest set ever to come to market of this regal two volume deluxe velum edition of: 'The Sporting Repository' containing chapters on: Horse~Racing/ Hunting/ Coursing/ Shooting/ Archery/ Trotting and Tandem Matches/ Cocking/ Pedestrianism/ & Pugilism~ Our's being copy #5 printed on hand~made paper in the 'Subscriber's Edition' limited to only 50 copies intended for the finest private collections! Illustrated throughout Vols I & II with superb hand~coloured plates with tissue guards present by the leading 19th century English sporting artists of the day: (16) by Henry Alken/ (2) J. Barenger/ (2) Dighton/ & (2) Ben Marshall~ Furthermore with prisitine, museum~quality provenance: The F. Ambrose Clark Collection~ (he was a world~class equestrian, race & steeplechase horse owner, philanthropist & heir to The Singer Sewing Machine fortune!) His set are both elegantly fountain~tipped signed @ the head of ffep as well as with his armorial ex~libris (1907) bookplate depicting a fox in pursuit illustrated by 'FTC' affixed~ The glorious velum gilt embossed spine is accented in a pearl grey cloth board~ This is truly a connoisseur's 'presentation' set worthy of the finest 'country gentleman' sporting library! Tally~ho & Cheers!