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The Sporting Repository, Kegan Paul, 1904, quarto, decorated gilt cloth, spine a little faded, new endpapers; complete with 22 fine hand-coloured plates; browning to tissue-guards. 478pp. One of 500 produced. VG
John Jackson Hunting Songs and other Memorabilia, Fletcher & Speight, Bury, 1902, 1st Edn, original gilt cloth, VG; b/w tissue-guarded Frontispiece and 4 other photo-plates. 59pp. [John Jackson was a huntsman with the Holcombe Harriers, 1867-1899]
Lionel Edwards Huntsmen Past and Present, 1929; Nimrod My Life and Times, Blackwood, 1927, 194 of 250; George Race Seventy Years a Master, Horace Cox ; David Brock To Hunt the Fox, 1937, in d/jkt; and related titles. Good to Fine. (7)
Hunting, Shooting and Travel selection including E.Bennet Shots and Snapshots in British East Africa, 1914, original gilt cloth, VG; C.E. Gouldsbury Tiger Slayer by Order, 1916, some foxing; Corbett The Temple Tiger, OUP, 1954 in d/jkt; Willcocks From Kabul to Kumassi, Murray, 1904, worn cloth, maps complete; and others. Fair to VF (10)
Football softbacks c.1947-1952, mostly pre-1950, published by Provincial Sports of Southport (9), Grant Hughes (3) and few others; including Football Favourites Books 1 to 5 (plus additional No.1), Soccer Snapshots Nos.1 and 2, Football and Sport Survey 1948, The Cup Naldrett Press 1951, 1947-8 Soccer Highlights, etc. Good to fine. (17)
Pierce Egan Boxiana G.Smeeton, 1812, Volume 1 of the series; together with Volumes 2 & 3 from a subsequent edition; Vols.2 and 3 in 19th Century half-leather, gilt, repaired, with new endpapers; Vol.1 in a fine modern half-leather binding. Most plates intact but 4 folding plates missing from Vol.1, some plates added to Vol.2 (contains 13 instead of 6) and Vol. 3 lacking one of the seven plates. Some damp staining. Also 5 others on boxing.
Richard Harland The Hunting Imperative, 2001, and Robert Foran The Elephant Hunters of the Lado, 2007, both VF in d/jkts; Tony Henley Round the Campfire, & Hunting and Wildlife in Botswana, 2002, publisher’s proof copy in gilt cloth binding; and another. (4) VG/VF
[Frank Dowling] Fights for the Championship; and Celebrated Prize Battles, Bell’s Life, London, 1855, attractive later three-quarter calf rebind by Bayntum-Riviere with gilt boxing motifs in compartments on spine, author’s title label slightly scuffed; backstrip of the original cloth binding laid down on rear endpaper; previous owner’s bookplates on front endpaper. Clean text. pp.iv,410.
[Sir Richard Clayton] A Treatise on Greyhounds with Observations on the Treatment & Disorders of them, T. Godsden, 1825, 2nd Edn, small octavo, contemp. half-leather gilt, over marbled boards, VG; first few pages including frontispiece & title page with some light damp-staining at the fore-edge o/w VG internally; uncut two sides; related newscutting on front pastedown; previous owners’ signatures, one dated 1884, the other of C. Ward-Jackson MP, Boer War & WWI veteran; pp.xiii,122.
A General Catalogue of Books, arranged in classes, offered for sale by Bernard Quaritch, London, 1868, tall octavo, red half-morocco, gilt, raised bands, good; marble-edged & endpapers; 1130pp.
W. Salt Brassington Historic Bindings in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, Sampson Low, 1891, orig. gilt cloth, worn at top & tail of spine o/w VG; scattered foxing to prelims and introduction, occasional spotting elsewhere; 24 fine plates.
Folio Society publications, VG to VF in slipcases. (17)
Bruce Bairnsfather From Mud to Mufti, 1919, orig. cloth, one plate loose o/w VG; Patrick Macgill The Amateur Army, 1915; A.E. Shipley The Minor Horrors of War, 1915; and others including two humorous. Fair to VG (6)
Sets or part-sets in 6 slot-in albums including Ogden Pigeons (50/50) and Zoo Studies (50/50); also Sunday Companion 1935 Silver Jubilee presentation folder. The Ogden cards VG/F, others fair to fine.
Assortment in box, mostly part-sets including Wix Silk Flags, Ogden Cathedrals & Abbeys (39/50) and Picturesque Villages (45/50) plus some Wills & Godfrey Phillips issues; mainly VG to VF
Collection in old album, some damaged but mostly good to fine including Boys’ Friend Boxers (2), Footballers (2), Regiments (2) and Flags (1); many pre-1918 Wills issues including Recruiting Posters (set of 12); Lambert & Butler Naval Portraits (17) and World’s Locomotives (31); plus few Ogden & Player’s. Most are in near sets. (abt. 900)
Shoebox of Trade Cards of all periods with many useful including A.& B.C. Gum Beatles (22, with 8 second series), and other better items, generally good to fine, plus a shoebox of silks (mostly Wix Flags) all laid down on card. (Many 100s)
Collection in slot-in albums, including Carreras Footballers (50 of 75, one stained); Player Dogs (Wardle, heads,1929) and Derby & Grand National Winners; Wills Association Footballers 1935 (2 sets) and 1939, plus Cricketers 1934; Churchman Wonderful Railway Travel; etc. Largely in complete sets. Mainly VG to VF (17 albums)
Large collection in packets & bags, plus many sets in albums (mostly stuck down); the loose cards comprise mainly part-sets and odds notably Gallaher, Sarony, Cavanders, some useful L size Player’s, 1920s CWS odds, etc. Mixed condition. (Some 1000s)