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British sports and sportsmen / compiled and edited by "The Sportsman".

Royal edition.
London : Sports and Sportsmen Limited, [1908]-[1935]
Physical Description:
[16] v. ; ill. ; 38 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV605 .B78 1908+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
A limited edition of 250 sets.
Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs, photogravures, and engravings, most of which are full-page tissue-covered portraits of sportsmen, many with facsimile signatures.
British Museum. General catalogue of printed books to 1955 (compact edition), v. 19, p. 1050
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 225 of a limited edition of 250. Bound in gilt-tooled dark blue morocco; the name of Paul Mellon stamped in gilt on front cover.
Biographies of notable sportsmen of the past in the fields of horse racing, hunting, yachting, cricket, rugby, and more.
Subject Terms:
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1908-1935.
Mellon, Paul -- Provenance.
Recreation -- Great Britain.
Sports -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Sports -- Great Britain -- History.
Sports and Sportsmen Ltd. -- Publisher.
Photomechanical prints -- 1908-1935.

  • [Vol. 1] Sportsmen of the past. Part I. 1908
  • [v. 2] Sportsmen of the past. Part II. 1908
  • [v. 3] Shooting and deerstalking [1913]-- [v. 4] Big game hunting and angling. 1914
  • [v. 5] Yacht and rowing. 1916
  • [v. 6] Cricket and football. 1917
  • [v. 7] Racing. 1920
  • [v. 8] Polo & coaching. [1925?] --[v. 9] Athletic sports, tennis, rackets and other ball games. [1931?]
  • [v. 10] Breeding, agriculture, country-life pursuits. [1831?]
  • [v. 11] Hunting. [1932?]
  • [v. 12] The story of shipping. [1932?] --[v. 13] Commerce & industry. [1932?]
  • [v. 14] Modern commerce, transport, motoring and aviation [1933?]
  • [v. 15] Modern flat-racing. Steeplechasing. Point-to-point [1934]
  • [v. 16] Golf, athletics, tennis, hockey, etc. [1935]

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