1867 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.
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
A fascinating work on the history of sports and other diverting recreational activities within England, 'from the earliest period to the present time', and illustrated with 140 vignette engravings depicting these pastimes.
This is the work of Joseph Strutt, an English businessman, philanthropist and social reformer who donated the land for England's first urban public park, Derby Arboretum.
This is the third edition of this work, significantly expanded from the first edition of 1801. Edited by William Hone, with the addition of 'a copious index' to the rear, and notes throughout.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Bumping to spine head and tail. Tide marks to tail of front and rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright, with only the odd light handling mark.
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