STRUTT, Joseph (author).  William HONE (editor). Sports and Pastimes of the People of England including the rural and domestic recreations, May games, mummeries..
STRUTT, Joseph (author).  William HONE (editor). Sports and Pastimes of the People of England including the rural and domestic recreations, May games, mummeries..

STRUTT, Joseph (author). William HONE (editor). Sports and Pastimes of the People of England including the rural and domestic recreations, May games, mummeries..

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 STRUTT, Joseph (author).  William HONE (editor). Sports and Pastimes of the People of England including the rural and domestic recreations, May games, mummeries, shows, processions, pageants, and pompous spectacles , from the earliest period to the present time. London; Chatto And Windus.  1876.

Thick 8vo. Publisher's forest-green cloth florally bordered in black surrounding a gilt pictorial panel, spine decoratively blocked and lettered in black and gilt, top edges plain, others untrimmed; pp. [iii], iv-xii + 530 (including index) + 32, publisher's catalogue; with a frontispiece in colours and a total of 140 wood-engravings from ancient manuscripts; a very good clean and bright copy with minor bruising to spine extremities and light dusting and speckling to edges of book block; internally clean, sound, and uninscribed, with only occasional very light foxing.

First edition.  A comprehensive look at the sports and ancient pastimes of England, rural and domestic, including hawking, horse-racing, archery, the tournament, stone-slinging, bowling, dancing animals, juggling, etc.

 

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