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MASON, G. Finch.
Tit Bits of the Turf. Scattered about by Finch Mason...

Published
London: Messrs Fores, Piccadilly, 1887.
Plates
16
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
0-5000
Published
London: Messrs Fores, Piccadilly, 1887.
Ref
512

FIRST EDITION. Oblong folio (35 x 49 cm). Title +16 plates+ advertisement. Original half blue cloth backed pictorial printed boards. Ex libris 'Douglas Peter Crossman' to front pastedown. Wood engraved title page and16 hand coloured wood engraved plates plus additional (uncoloured) advertisement leaf in similar style for Finch Mason's "Humours of the Hunting Field 1886". Spine repaired covers soiled endpapers browned contents generally very good. Hinges fragile. Coloured plates in order: 1. "A REAL GOOD THING". A large central vignette surrounded by numerous smaller ones. 2. BACK STOPPERS. Numerous small vignettes. 3. THE OAKS AS IT OUGHT TO BE. A large central vignette surrounded by numerous smaller ones. 4. GENTLEMEN RIDERS. Two large vignettes, surrounded by smaller vignettes and some written 'notes'. 5. NEWMARKET NOTES - No1. Six distinctive vignettes with accompanying 'notes'. 6. NEWMARKET NOTES - No 2. Large central vignette, surrounded by smaller ones, accompanied by 'notes'. 7. A RED HOT COAT RACE. Large central vignette, surrounded by smaller ones, accompanied by 'notes'. 8. JOHN OSBORNE WINS ! Large single vignette plate. 9. GRAND NATIONAL RECOLLECTIONS. Central vignette surrounded by smaller ones, accompanied by 'notes'. 10. ODDS AND ENDS. A number of smaller vignettes, with 'notes'. 11. A RATTLING FINISH. Large single vignette plate. 12. CROSS COUNTRY NOTES. Large central vignette, surrounded by smaller ones. 13. A FEW FRIENDS IN THE PADDOCK. A number of smaller vignettes, with shrewd 'notes' to accompany them. 14. NOTES BY THE WAY. A series of vignettes and 'notes'. 15. MORE HASTE - LESS SPEED. A large single vignette plate. 16. "JUST SO". Central vignette, surrounded by a number of smaller ones, with added 'notes'.