London: British Sports and Sportsmen, 1908.. 1908.. Good. ILLUSTRATED WITH 152 PLATES - Folio, 15-1/2 inches high by 11-1/2 inches wide. Three-quarter green cloth & tan cloth, titled in gilt on the front cover and the spine. The top edge is gilt. The covers are heavily rubbed and stained. Title and 157 deckle-edged pages in all, numbered 169 through 325. Illustrated with 152 plates (portraits), including 1 tinted, 132 engravings or gravures and 20 photographic plates on glossy stock. The hinges are cracked and some of the overlapping edges are darkened & chipped. Good.
Volume 2 only, complete in itself, with brief biographies of eminent British sportsmen from 1826 to 1908.
The plates are portraits and for the most part do not illustrate the sports they played. The sports played by the men represented in this volume include Cricket, Turf racing; Stag-hunting; Fox-hunting; Fishing; Boxing; Horse racing; etc.