Pierce Egan's Book of Sports, and Mirror of Life: Embracing the Turf, the Chase, the Ring, and the Stage. Interspersed with Original Memoirs of Sporting Men, etc. Dedicated to George Osbaldeston, Esq. In 25 parts
[English Sporting Life - 18th & early 19th century]

By: Egan, Pierce (1772-1849).

Price: $225.00

Quantity: 1 available


This illustrated book, originally issued in weekly parts, presents scenes of horseracing, boxing, and (because of Egan's involvement with the stage version of his novel) the theater.


Contemporary half calf gilt, marbled boards with matching endpages and text-block, Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with some rubs to corners, Small loss bottom spine.
First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 23cm.; iv, 414pp., with Index. Illustrated with woodcut vignettes. Engraved letterpress title by Seymour.

REF: Bodl: 020284085; Slater, 90; Nevill, 26 Kunitz, 209; Higginson: 39; Smith 411; Biscotti: 127.

Title: Pierce Egan's Book of Sports, and Mirror of Life: Embracing the Turf, the Chase, the Ring, and the Stage. Interspersed with Original Memoirs of Sporting Men, etc. Dedicated to George Osbaldeston, Esq. In 25 parts
[English Sporting Life - 18th & early 19th century]

Author Name: Egan, Pierce (1772-1849).

Illustrator: Illustrated with woodcut vignettes.

Categories: Hunting, England, A. TRAVEL, GEOGRAPHY & EXPLORATION, 19th CENTURY: Literature and Works,

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Publisher: London, T.T. and J. Tegg: 1832

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: None Issued

Type: Book

Size: First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 23cm.; iv, 41

lb: 3.00 lb

Seller ID: 009675

Keywords: Sports -- Great Britain; Recreation -- Great Britain; Fox Hunting; Horse racing; Boxing,