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Sports and Pastimes of the People of England w/hand-colored illustrations  

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The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England, Including the Rural and Domestic Recreations, May Games, Mummeries, Shows, Processions, Pageants, and Pompous Spectacles, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

Strutt, Joseph


William Reeves



lxvii, 420 pp. Illustrated with numerous wood-engraved vignettes throughout the text, nearly all are hand-colored. Title page printed in blue. 26x16.5 cm (10x6½") late nineteenth century half red morocco and marbled boards, ruled in gilt, spine tooled and lettered in gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt; bound by Henderson & Bisset. "New Edition" [Third Edition, the first with an index].

Pages 101-103 explore the game of "Goff" as well as Cambuc and Bandy-Ball, including a hand-colored wood-engraved bandy-ball scene.

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Spine a bit sunned, mild soiling, a few minor nicks, rubbing to extremities; hinges cracked, occasional light foxing; else very good or better.

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