Lot 199 of 382:
  

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Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Tribune Book of Open-Air Sports Prepared by the New York Tribune with the Aid of Acknowledged Experts

Author:
Hall, Henry, ed.

Place:
New York

Publisher:
The Tribune Association

Date:
1887

Description:
vii, [1], 492 pp. Illustrated with numerous wood engravings throughout. 9x5½, bound in ¾ brown morocco and marbled boards, rebacked with original gilt-lettered spine laid on, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. First Edition. The first book set by linotype. The copyright page states: "This book is printed without type, being the first product in book form of the Mergenthaler machine which wholly supersedes the use of movable type." Includes a chapter on fishing by Yale Beach. The other sports include archery, horsemanship, baseball, lawn tennis, la crosse, football, cricket, hunting and trapping, photography, yachting, swimming, rowing and canoeing, gymnastics, camping, shot gun and rifle shooting, croquet, cycling, and winter sports, along with other useful facts.

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Condition:
Joints and extremities rubbed, occasional chips to leather; bookplate from Jeffrey Norton on the front pastedown, previous owner's signature on front prelim., some darkening to pages, very good to near fine.


 
Item number:
121654
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