SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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ALKEN, Henry.
J. Barenger, B. Marshall Dighton.
The Sporting Repository.

London: Kegan Paul, 1904.
London: Kegan Paul, 1904.

Illustrated throughout with 22 fine colour plates with tissue guards by artists such as H. Alken, J. Barenger, B. Marshall Dighton. 2 volumes. Tall 4to 1/4 gilt-lettered vellum over blue boards (board edges a bit worn) uncut edges top edge gilt. Very good copy with spotless interior pages. Anecdotes essays and tales on a variety of sporting subjects. Limited Edition one of only 50 copies on hand-made paper - this example is #42. Coloured Plates in order: Volume 1. 1. Frontis. The Earl of Lonsdale's Hounds Meeting at Cover. 2. Claret. [Hunting] 3. The Coachman. 4. Partridge Shooting. 5. A View of the Telegraph, Cambridge. [Richard Vaughan, Stage Coach Driver of the Telegraph] 6. Rubens. [Horse-Racing] 7. Jacko Macauco or The Game Monkey. [Dog Fighting] 8. Tandem Driving. 9. A Bolted Team. 10. Running. [Horse Racing] 11. Greyhounds. [Coursing] 12. Blackbreasted Dark Red. [Cocking] 13. Streaky Breasted Red Dunn. [Cocking] Volume 2. 14. Frontis. Serious Times. [Coaching Matches] 15. Molineaux. [Boxing] 16. The Favourite between the Heats. [Horse Racing] 17. Grouse Shooting. 18. Gone Away. [Fox Hunting] 19. Gamekeepers. 20. Poachers. 21. The Whipper In. [Fox Hunting] 22. The Death. [Fox Hunting]