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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]
Illustrator: Illustrated with woodcut vignettes.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Publisher: London, T.T. and J. Tegg: 1832
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Size: First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 23cm.; iv, 41
lb: 3.00 lb
Seller ID: 009675