1832 Pierce Egan's Book of Sports, and Mirror of Life: Embracing the Turf, the Chase, the Ring, and the Stage; Interspersed with Original Memoirs of Sporting Men, etc.
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Rebacked with the original red cloth laid down to the spine and boards. 25 illustrations and an ornate title page engraving. Bound from the parts, with an engraved vignette headpiece for each section. Lacking the title page. Engraved title page still present. Pierce Egan (1772–1849) was a British journalist, sportswriter, and writer on popular culture. Here he provides coverage of various sporting events, originally published in 25 parts. Subject matter includes racing, boxing, theatre and a wide variety of other pastimes including cricket and fencing.
Rebacked with original cloth laid down to the spine and boards. Externally smart, with some rubbing to the spine and extremities, and minor stains to the front board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with the occasional spot, with more spotting and a couple of tidemarks to the first couple of pages. Small closed tear to page 191, not affecting the text.
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