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Sporting Moray Limited

Various.: Annals of Sporting; or Fancy Gazette. A Magazine. Entirely Appropriated to Sporting Subjects and Fancy Pursuits; Containing Every Thing Worthy of Remark on Hunting, Shooting, Coursing, Racing, Fishing, Cocking, Pugilism, Pedestrianism etc. , LONDON: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1822-28.

13 Volumes. Finely bound in full near contemporary morocco by Riviere, a.e.g. spines elaborately tooled in gilt with sporting motifs in compartments. Some offsetting of plates to text in later volumes and some light foxing as usual. A complete set of this celebrated sporting periodical, including the VERY RARE final issue (June 1828), which is usually missing. Lavishly illustrated with 154 engraved plates, of which 53 are hand-coloured after Alken, Cruikshank, Roberts, Sutherland, Berenger, Landseer and others. All volumes contain many vignettes. There is an insert after the title page of Vol I containing directions to the binder for placing plates in Vol I; this is believed to be unique, as no other set has been recorded with it. A similar insert exists in Vol III. All volumes are tightly bound. A very handsome set of this sporting classic. Chute. 020. [lacking final part] 'Very scarce'. Chute 690. [The Schwerdt Copy]. Schwerdt. Vol I. pp. 32-35. 'The number for June, 1828 is of great rarity'. A delightful set covering a wide range of sports from hunting to horse racing, cock fighting to prize fighting and beyond. (Book ref. 666 )  £ 3400.00

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Offered for sale by: Sporting Moray Limited
Contact: Derrik Smith
Address: Rutherhill,
Moss of Meft,
Nr. Elgin,
Moray,
IV30 8NH
Phone: 01343 842359
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Website: www.sportingmoray.com
Returns: Return for any reason within 7 days - full refund plus postage (if returned as sold and properly packaged).
Shipping: Free for orders over 100 (within U.K.). At cost for all other orders.
Payment: Cheque, credit & debit cards + PayPal
Specialities: Hunting, Shooting, Fishing & all Field Sports. Sporting Art.
Status: Bookdealer
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