The National Sports of Great Britain. With Descriptions in English and French. A New edition: Alken... The National Sports of Great Britain. With Descriptions in English and French. A New edition: Alken... The National Sports of Great Britain. With Descriptions in English and French. A New edition: Alken... The National Sports of Great Britain. With Descriptions in English and French. A New edition: Alken...

The National Sports of Great Britain. With Descriptions in English and French. A New edition

Alken, Henry

Edité par D Appleton & Co, New York, 1904
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100pp + plates. 50 full colour plates. 50 full-page engraved hand-coloured plates on subjects including hawking, hunting, horse-racing, shooting, fishing, baiting, and combating animals. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Some rubbing and scuffing to leather cover. Top and tail of spine frayed. Top of spine with horizontal tear. Uncut pages. Teg. Slight foxed in places throughout the book on pages with text. Small section of worming at top of page from contents page through to the end of the preface which does not impinge on the text. All plates clean with tissue guards. Small tear to two of the endpapers (not affecting text or plates) Red half leather cover with red boards. N° de réf. du libraire L0403

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Titre : The National Sports of Great Britain. With ...

Éditeur : D Appleton & Co, New York

Date d'édition : 1904

Reliure : Hardcover

Edition : Reprint.

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