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Creator:
Martin, William, 1801-1867.
Title:
The book of sports, games, and athletic exercises / by William Martin, author of The Parlour Book, &c. &c. &c.
Edition:
New edition, revised with additions.
Published/Created:
London : Darton and Clark, Holborn Hill, [between 1837 and 1845]
Physical Description:
[4], 268 p., [13] leaves of plates : ill. ; 14 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1203 .M37 1837
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
The firm of Darton and Clark traded from 1837 to 1845. Cf. Brown. London publishers and printers.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in blind- and gilt-stamped maroon morocco style binding. Blind-stamped floral motif surrounds gilt floral design. Bookseller's ticket: Davey Bookseller Bristol. Inscribed: To Robert Webber Lindsay a reward for very great diligence and attention to all his studies. Amos Court. Xmas 1845.
Contents:
Marbles -- Games for cold weather -- Kites -- Hoops and tops -- Archery -- Cricket --Gymnastics -- Angling -- Swimming -- Chess -- A chapter of experiments -- Riddles.
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Court, Amos -- Pres. insc. to Robert Webber Lindsay, Xmas 1845
Darton and Clark -- Publisher.
Games -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Lindsay, Robert Webber -- Pres. insc. from Amos Court, Xmas 1845
Sports -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
Wood engravings -- between 1837 and 1845.
Engravings -- between 1837 and 1845.
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