Sporting anecdotes, original and selected : including numerous characteristic portraits of persons in every walk of life, who have acquired notoriety from their achievements on the turf, at the table, and in the diversions of the field, with sketches of the various animals of the chase: to which is added, an account of noted pedestrians, trotting matches, cricketers, etc. the whole forming a complete delineation of the sporting world. Pierce Egan.
Sporting anecdotes, original and selected : including numerous characteristic portraits of persons in every walk of life, who have acquired notoriety from their achievements on the turf, at the table, and in the diversions of the field, with sketches of the various animals of the chase: to which is added, an account of noted pedestrians, trotting matches, cricketers, etc. the whole forming a complete delineation of the sporting world.
Sporting anecdotes, original and selected : including numerous characteristic portraits of persons in every walk of life, who have acquired notoriety from their achievements on the turf, at the table, and in the diversions of the field, with sketches of the various animals of the chase: to which is added, an account of noted pedestrians, trotting matches, cricketers, etc. the whole forming a complete delineation of the sporting world.

Sporting anecdotes, original and selected : including numerous characteristic portraits of persons in every walk of life, who have acquired notoriety from their achievements on the turf, at the table, and in the diversions of the field, with sketches of the various animals of the chase: to which is added, an account of noted pedestrians, trotting matches, cricketers, etc. the whole forming a complete delineation of the sporting world.

Philadelphia: H. C. Carey and I. Lea, 1822. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Presumed first American edition after the first edition (London, 1820). iv, 359. Frontispiece with 8 compartments of engravings showing: jumping, fishing, racing, shooting, archery, cockfighting, (unidentifiable sport) and boxing. Old, tree calf, half of black spine label chipped away, internals darkened throughout with obvious foxing. Solid binding. An unsophisticated version of the first American edition, which, though not uncommon in university collections, is not as commonly seen in trade as its British copies. VG-. Item #012915

Price: $250.00

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