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  • ABC de Sportsman by PINEL, Honore.
    PINEL, Honore.
    ABC de Sportsman Robes et Marques / Conformations, Tares, Vices, Redhibitoires / Les Races.

    Paris: Libraire Decrocq, 1869. Original red and black decorated boards with gilt titles. New spine and titles. New end papers. Three parts in one. Unpaginated. Three volumes bound together. Seventy-two coloured lithograph plates - each part with twenty-four plates. Separate title page for each part. Each page is an A-Z, with text in French and a full page chromo-lithograph illustration. The author states that the alphabetic form which he has adopted has a twofold aim: 1. To facilitate the child's study of the horse, because the dictionary form is more favourable for those whose attention span is quickly tired, or those who can only study at intervals. 2. To offer to the amateur an explanatory lexicon of the usual…

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    Paris: Libraire Decrocq, 1869. Original red and black decorated boards with gilt titles. New spine and titles. New end papers. Three parts in one. Unpaginated. Three volumes bound together. Seventy-two coloured lithograph plates - each part with twenty-four plates. Separate title page for each part. Each page is an A-Z, with text in French and a full page chromo-lithograph illustration. The author states that the alphabetic form which he has adopted has a twofold aim: 1. To facilitate the child's study of the horse, because the dictionary form is more favourable for those whose attention span is quickly tired, or those who can only study at intervals. 2. To offer to the amateur an explanatory lexicon of the usual words used by the horseman. Three parts in one volume, each in the form of an ABC. The first devoted to 'Dresses and brands', the second to 'conformations, flaws, and injuries', and the the third on 'The races'. 250 by 180mm (9¾ by 7 inches). The boards and spine are in excellent condition. Internally generally clean and tidy, with a little darkening. Former owner's signatures and a little spotting to the first title page. Overall a very attractive copy.

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    Book ID: 2191
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  • La Revue du Touring Club de France. Année 1933 by [VARIOUS]
    [VARIOUS]
    La Revue du Touring Club de France. Année 1933

    Touring Club de France. The whole of 1933's 12 issues - bound in three-quarter green leather, with mottled boards. Gilt title to front and spine. Complete. In very good condition. 280 x 220 mm (11 x 8¾ inches).

    Book ID: 2934
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  • Manufacture Française d'Armes & Cycles de Saint-Étienne (Loire). by [VARIOUS]
    [VARIOUS]
    Manufacture Française d'Armes & Cycles de Saint-Étienne (Loire). Armes - Munitions, Accessoires de Chasse.

    Saint-Étienne (Loire): Manufacture Française d'Armes & Cycles, 1925. Original edition. Paperback, illustrated b/w cover. Fascinating illustrated catalogue with thousands of black and white engravings in the text, and 12 colour plates outside the text. Complete with some green address labels to front. Undated, but circa 1925. This is the full catalogue of 660 pages. We have dated this by seeing a medal in the 'Hirondelle Cycle' supplement inside. 255 x 190 mm (10 x 7½ inches).

    Condition: Paper covers are slightly worn to corners, but otherwise in a very good condition.

    Book ID: 2655
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  • Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man by SASSOON, Siegfried.
    SASSOON, Siegfried.
    Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man

    London: Faber & Faber, 1929. First illustrated UK edition. The first volume in Sassoon's fictionalised autobiography series. Original publisher's cream hardback boards. Title decorations in red and black, with red fox head on front board and red riding whip on back. Complete with seven b/w engravings by William Nicholson (most with tissue guards), several in-text illustrations, and pictorial endpapers. [ii], 295, [1] pp. 230 x 150 mm (9 x 6 inches).
    Some minor soiling to boards; pictorial endpapers with discolouration / transference from opposite page. Foxing spots to closed page edge. A very good copy.

    Book ID: 2966
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  • Rodeos de Cow-Boys et les Jeux du Lasso. by COZE, Paul
    COZE, Paul
    Rodeos de Cow-Boys et les Jeux du Lasso. Croquis originaux et textes de Paul Coze

    Paris: Société Francaise de Librairie & d'Editions, 1934. Soft cover, limited edition of 1550 numbered copies - this copy unnumbered. Cream covers with an illustration of a rodeo cowboy. Clean and tidy covers. Illustrations by Coze, also four sheets of photographs of cowboys in action. Clean and tidy inside and out. Text in French. 190 pages. 270 x 210 mm (10¾ x 8¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3140
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  • Sporting Anecdotes; Original and select. by AMATEUR SPORTSMAN, [Egan Pierce]
    AMATEUR SPORTSMAN, [Egan Pierce]
    Sporting Anecdotes; Original and select. Including characteristic sketches of Eminent Persons who have appeared on the Turf. With an interesting selection of the most Extraordinary events which have transpired in the Sporting World; A Current description of The Animals of Chase and of every other subject connected with the various Diversions of the Field.

    London: Thomas Hurst, J Harris, J Wheble, 1804. First edition. Rebound (probably in the 1950's) in grey cloth. Original label pasted onto spine. vi, [10], 542, [2] pp. Engraved title page, 15 further engraved plates and some further vignettes. Attractive stamp for the "Tetschner Bibliothek" to the verso of the title page. Although anonymous, the book was penned by the journalist and author Pierce Egan (1772-–1849) who also trained as a compositor/ printer. 230 by 150mm (9 by 6 inches). Tetschen, Now Děčín, is a town in the Czech Republic. The library was transferred in 1933 by the Czechoslovak military in the course of confiscation and establishment of the castle as a military base by the Nazis. It was…

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    London: Thomas Hurst, J Harris, J Wheble, 1804. First edition. Rebound (probably in the 1950's) in grey cloth. Original label pasted onto spine. vi, [10], 542, [2] pp. Engraved title page, 15 further engraved plates and some further vignettes. Attractive stamp for the "Tetschner Bibliothek" to the verso of the title page. Although anonymous, the book was penned by the journalist and author Pierce Egan (1772-–1849) who also trained as a compositor/ printer. 230 by 150mm (9 by 6 inches). Tetschen, Now Děčín, is a town in the Czech Republic. The library was transferred in 1933 by the Czechoslovak military in the course of confiscation and establishment of the castle as a military base by the Nazis. It was taken to Prague and offered to the antiquarian trade. The books of the Tetschner Library, which had originally covered several thousand volumes, were purchased in 1934 by HP Kraus in Prague.

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    Condition: The label to the spine is a little nicked and somewhat darkened. The pale grey cloth is sound, but has a little foxing to it. Internally, the book is clean and tidy with a little foxing only. The plates are in very good condition, again, with the odd foxing spot.

    Book ID: 2241
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  • The Happy Hunting-Grounds by ROOSEVELT, Kermit
    ROOSEVELT, Kermit
    The Happy Hunting-Grounds

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1920. First British edition. Hardback brown pictorial cloth-covered boards. B/w frontispiece with tissue guard. Nicely illustrated throughout with photographs by the author. 182 pages. 195 x 135 mm (7¾ x 5¼ inches). Kermit was Theodore Roosevelt's son. This book is a collection of hunting stories, some of which recount the expeditions Kermit took with his father.

    Book ID: 2649
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  • The New Pocket Hoyle, Containing the Games of Whist, Quadrille, Piquet, Quinze, Lansquenet, Pharo, Rouge et Noir, Cribbage, Matrimony, Cassino, Reversis, Put, Connexions, All Fours, and Speculation. by HOYLE, Edmond
    HOYLE, Edmond
    The New Pocket Hoyle, Containing the Games of Whist, Quadrille, Piquet, Quinze, Lansquenet, Pharo, Rouge et Noir, Cribbage, Matrimony, Cassino, Reversis, Put, Connexions, All Fours, and Speculation. Accurately Displaying the Rules and Practice, as Admitted and Established by the First Players in the Kingdom.

    London: T Bensley for Wynne and Scholey and J Wallis, 1802. First Edition Thus (Pocket edition). Original Full Leather with title and ornaments in gilt to spine. 204 pp.
    130 x 90mm (5 x 3½ inches).

    Condition: The boards are rubbed and there is some splitting to the sides of the spine, leaving the front hinge a little weak. There has been some minor worm damage to the front endpaper, and first few blank pages. Does not affect title or half title. Owner's inscription to the front end paper.

    Book ID: 2251
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