• Fine Printed Books and Manuscr auction at Christies

    Sale 2227

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 186

    [SPORTING BOOKS]. The Sporting Repository, containing Horse-Racing, Hunting, Coursing ... Pugilism. Anecdotes on Sporting Subjects ... and a Great Variety of Miscellaneous Articles. London: Thomas McLean, 1822.

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    [SPORTING BOOKS]. The Sporting Repository, containing Horse-Racing, Hunting, Coursing ... Pugilism. Anecdotes on Sporting Subjects ... and a Great Variety of Miscellaneous Articles. London: Thomas McLean, 1822.

    Volume 1, nos. 1-6 [all published], 8o. 19 hand-colored aquatint plates (some spotting). 19th-century red morocco gilt, edges gilt, by Riviere and Son (some minor rubbing). FIRST EDITION "of a rare and valuable magazine" (Schwerdt II p. 212).

    [With:] EGAN, Pierce. Sporting Anecdotes. London: Sherwood Jones, 1825. 8o. 14-page publisher's advertisements at end. Engraved frontispiece, illustrations in text. 19th-century red morocco gilt, original wrappers bound-in at end (front cover detached). Later edition. -- [MILNOR, William, Jr.] an Authentic Historical Memoir of the Schuylkill Fishing Company. Philadelphia: Judah Dobson, 1830. 2 parts in one, 8o. 5 plates (some spotting). Original cloth (worn, front cover detached); quarter morocco slipcase. FIRST EDITION. -- SURTEES, Robert Smith. [Sporting Novels]. London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., n.d. [ca1880]. 6 volumes, 8o. Hand-colored engraved plates after Leech, Brown and others, illustrations in text. Original red cloth, gilt-decorated in black and gilt (some rubbing and light wear, spines slightly faded). (9)


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