• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 44

    DEAN AND SON, publishers

    Price Realised  

    DEAN AND SON, publishers
    Croquet by "Straw Hat". London: Dean and Son, [1899?]. 8° (173 x 127mm), several illustrations and diagrams. Original green cloth, front cover lettered in various colours and decorated with croquet motif, spine letterd in black (slight discolouration, front inner hinges split).

    A rare croquet item from "Dean's Champion Hand Books" series. Copies are recorded at the BL (imperfect), National Library of Scotland, Cambridge University Library, and the Bodleian. The rear advertisements, printed in black and greyish blue in the BL copy, are here printed in sepia and blue. Drazin A103.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Croquet