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London: Ackermann, 1851. Engraved extra title & 18 fine colored aquatint plates after Alken and Rawlins. Tall 8vo, green 3/4 levant, marbled boards, gilt-paneled spine, g.t. London: Ackermann, 1851. Near fine. Third Edition of this classic of British hunting, racing, shooting, etc., handsomely bound (slight wear at one joint). This edition includes the 13pp. "Brief Memoir of Nimrod," by R. S. Surtees.
Sidney Press, 1991. Illustrated throughout in black & white by Peter Arnell. Slim 4to, white cloth, slightly edge-worn d.w. (tear near spine). (Sidney Press, 1991). First edition. A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Scarce. Includes portraits of Craig Alday, James P. Bacon, Dina Badami, Wesley Barnett, Nancy Bell, Nicole Bobek, Patrick Brown, Elaine Cheris, Gregg Curtis, Scott Davis, Oscar de la Hoya, Larry Donald, Robert Duncan Douglas, Eric Hansen, Erin Hartwell, Mark Henry, Naomi Hewitt-Couturier, Richard...
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1988. A Pictorial Documentation of the Origins, History & Prospects of the Big Game in Africa. Text and photos by Beard. Packed with over 300 b/w plates and in-text illustrations throughout. 284pp. Square 4to, pictorial wrappers. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1988). First softcover printing of this revised and updated edition. A near fine copy.
New York: International Center of Photography, 1977. 280 pages. Square 4to, gray cloth with title embossed on cover but spine un-lettered, issued without dust wrapper. New York: International Center of Photography, 1977. First printing of this special edition commemorating the exhibition at the International Center of Photography. A fascinating and elaborately designed catalogue. Spine evenly faded and with a few minor spots on covers; still a very good clean copy of this uncommon book, with two incredible signed drawings and...
New York: Viking, 1965. Text and photos by Beard. Illustrated with many handsomely printed photogravure plates and figures, along with some others in color. 256 pages. 4to, gilt-lettered gray cloth, pictorial d.w. (edgeworn and with a few chips). New York: Viking Press, (1965). First American edition of the author's first photo book. Ownership inscription on front endpaper, still a very good copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper.
London: Longmans, 1889. Frontispiece & numerous other black & white illustrations by G.D. Giles and John Sturgess. 462pp., first few pages foxed, small thick 4to, handsomely rebound in 3/4 dark blue crushed moroco, marbled boards, t.e.g., untrimmed. London: Longmans, Green, 1889. Limited Edition. Very good (+) The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes. One of only 250 numbered copies of the Large Paper Edition.
Boston: Godine, 1984. Introduction by Thomas S. Buechner. Frontispiece portrait, 138 color plates and other black and white illustrations, 110pp. Slim oblong 4to, black cloth, torn d.w. Boston: David R. Godine, (1984). First Edition. Previous owner's stamp on fly-leaf, otherwise a near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper.
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1865. Colored frontispiece portraits, completely extra-illustrated with about 40 mezzotints, lithographs, steel engravings of landscapes, portraits, and sporting subjects, a few in color. 2 vols. 8vo, red 1/2 morocco. London, 1865. Near Fine. Memoirs of the eminent 19th century sportsman and gallant.
London: Seeley, Service, 1929. Illustrated with over 90 photographic plates. 288pp. Tall thick 8vo, full red morocco, untrimmed edges, partially unopened pages (a bit edgeworn; front joint dry and starting). London: Seeley, Service, 1929. A very good copy, internally fine. The Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games & Pastimes. One of only 360 numbered copies signed by the author. The colored frontispiece is signed by the artist, Lionel Edwards.
West Hartford: Countryman Press, 1945. Introduction by J. P. Holman. Etched frontispiece, 6 color plates, and numerous text drawings, all by Clark. 101 pages. Tall 8vo, original red boards with black leather spine; board slipcase with pictorial label; worn. West Hartford, Vermont: Countryman Press, (1945). Leather spine is just a bit dry, still a very good copy in a very good(-) slipcase. Special Edition, number 52 of 150 deluxe large paper copies, each signed by Clark. The etched frontispiece is also signed in pencil.
McLean, VA: Percy Crosby, 1933. 49 plates, including 6 in color, hand-tipped. Folio, green cloth; light wear to spine. McLean, Virginia: Percy Crosby, (1933). Very good (+). Introduction by Walter M. Grant. Skillful and expressive drawings, watercolors, paintings, and lithographs of polo, football, boxing, swimming, riding, etc. Limited edition, number 84 of 1000 copies, with Crosby's signature at limitation page.