Lot 100 of 471:
Fugitive Pieces on Manchester Man and Manners  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$144
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Gimcrackiana, or Fugitive Pieces on Manchester Men and Manners Ten Years Ago
Author:
[Gimcrack, Geoffrey]
Place:
Manchester
Publisher:
Wilmot Henry Jones
Date:
1833
Description:

196 pp. Illustrated with copper-engraved frontispiece and title page vignette and six small engravings on India paper, mounted. (8vo) original cloth. First Edition.

A description in verse of the relaxations of merchants in the town of Manchester, which contains the couplet: "Their calculating projects some give o'er/And haste to play golf on Kersall moor," and also mentions cricket and some other sports on page 51. Harry B. Wood discusses the book on page 31 of Golf Curios and the "Like", describing Kersall Moor, "where the Old Manchester Club, established some 20 previously and composed chiefly of Scotsmen engaged in the Manchester Trade, played at that time under ideal conditions." Scarce, the first copy we've offered in ten years. Murdoch, page 12.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Spine panel detached at front joint; front board, front endpapers and half-title detached; good only.
 
Item number:
302599
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