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Title:
The Sporting Repository, Containing Horse-Racing, Hunting, Coursing, Shooting, Archery, Trotting and Tandem Matches, Cocking, Pedestrianism, Pugilism, Anecdotes on Sporting Subjects, Interspersed with Essays, Tales, and a Great Variety of Miscellaneous Articles
ISBN: No ISBN
Book #: 008443

Author: Various
Illustrator: n/a
Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubener & Co. Ltd.
Place: London
Year: 1904
Edition: First Edition

Book Cond.: Good Condition
Jacket Cond.: No Dust Jacket
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 4to
Book Type: n/a
Signed: n/a

Description / Comments:
Special Limited Edition, first issue in this format. Size: 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Previous owner’s book-plate laid in on inside front cover. Top edge gilt, faded. This edition limited to 500 copies. Green gilt stamped cloth over boards, gilt illustration of horse and rider on front cover, color frontispiece illustration, xi, 478 pages; in addition to the frontispiece, there are twenty-one full-page color illustrations with tissues. Corners and spine ends bumped with wear especially at head of spine, worn along sides of spine, bottom edge of text block soiled, covers scuffed/soiled, front hinge cracked, tissues are toned, interior pages lightly toned. Gilt stamped illustration on front cover in very good condition as are all of the color illustrations. Begins with Vol. I, No. 1, January 15, 1822 and runs through the Vol. I, No. VI, June 15, 1822 issue. “The Sporting Repository ran its course is a magazine in the year 1822, and has long commanded a high price in its complete form on account of the excellence of many of the plates by H. Alken.” The Publishers’ Note goes on to say that some of the original plates were replaced with what they considered better plates by Alken and others. Illustrator: Alken, H.; Barenger, J.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 5 lbs 3 oz. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Books; Fishing & Hunting. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 008443.