Forty-Five Years of Sport. James Henry CORBALLIS.

Forty-Five Years of Sport.

London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1891. [Blood-Sports and Golf] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (23 x 15cm), pp.xii; 502. With five wood engraved plates including a frontispiece. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and decoration to spine and upper board. All edges untrimmed; publisher's monogrammed endpapers. Several ink and pencil ownerships to first blank. Shaken in the case; hinges starting. Extensive water stains and bubbling to cloth; rubbing to edges. Fair. A guide for young sportsmen: "I would have them... loving sport for sport's sake, able to discriminate between what is true and that which is illegitimate, and to hold in abhorrence anything which partakes of ruthless slaughter, or which in ever so little a degree savours of meanness or want of manliness, and as being utterly at variance with the truthful rendering of the name of sportsman." Item #54548

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