SUFFOLK & BERKSHIRE, Earl of; Hedley PEEK and F.G. AFLALO (editors). The Encyclopaedia of Sport. London: Lawrence and Bullen Ltd., 1897.
Folio. 2 vols. Full green morocco by the Cornish Brothers, Birmingham; ruled in gilt to boards; five raised bands ruled and dotted in gilt to spine, with lettering in gilt direct; marbled endpapers; a.e.g. pp. x, [iii], 2-632, ii; [vii], v, [i], 2-655, [iii], complete with all 40 plates on heavy stock behind tissue guards, including some by Thorburn, numerous text illustrations; a little rubbing to extremities, particularly along the spine; a few light scratches to the boards; internally some intermittent foxing, affecting, particularly, the tissue but less so to the plates themselves. An impressive work.
First edition. A comprehensive survey of sports, including all forms of hunting, shooting and fishing plus the usual athletic pursuits.