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British Sports and Sportsmen '10 Volume Set' Books

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A handsome set of ten folio sized books bound in the original full red morocco with the titles and decorations to the spine and covers in gilt, each one was limited to one thousand copies when published and were compiled, edited and published by The Sportsman between 1900 and 1938. Nine of this set were published between 1908 and 1917, the other being from 1930. The IDEA with publication was that the subscribers could select the ones that they wanted to build up there own set, this set has the book plate from the library of - Sidney Wilmot Winslow Jr. Who was President of the United Shoe Machinary Corporation. The contents as the title suggest are very British but anyone with an interest in sport will find these books a fascinating record from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Those in this set are as follows - Golf, Athletics and Winter Sports, Racing and Coursing Volumes 1&2, Past Sportsmen volumes 1&2, Shooting and Deerstalking, Cricket and Football, Yachting and Rowing, Big Game Hunting and Angling, Hunting.

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  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 15.25 in. x W 11.50 in. x D 25.00 in.H 38.74 cm x W 29.21 cm x D 63.5 cm
  • Seller Location
    North Yorkshire, GB
  • Sold As
    Set of 10
  • Reference Number
    LU899613911692
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