Arts / Antique & Vintage Books / The Badminton Library The Poetry of Sport by Hedley Peek , editor Hedley Peek , editor Longmans Green and company 1896, first edition: decorative brown cloth hardcover: approximately 5.25 by 7.75 inches tall: 420 pages including index of first lines and index of authors: black and white full-page and inset illustrations by A Thorburn,  Lucienne Davis, C E Brock and others: tissue guarded black and white frontispiece 'A Hunting Poet'. Synopsis: Described in the preface as offered to supply the want of a modern  encyclopaedia to which the inexperienced man who seeks guidance in the practice of the various British sports and pastimes, can turn for information, this volume includes a large section of hunting poetry. Contents as follows:  Introductory (The Badminton Library by Alfred Watson. Is Sport a  Fitting Subject for the Poet by Hedley Peek. Olassical Sport by Andrew Lang.) Sporting Extracts (Introduction. Extracts.)  Poems, Songs and Ballads. (Introduction. Hunting. Fishing. Shooting. Cricket. Various.) Humorous Songs and Parodies (Hunting. Various.) Index to authors. Index to first lines. Condition: ex-Seckford (Woodbridge Suffolk) Lending Library book with stickers and sticker remnants to front endpapers: sticker to back cover, stamp to title page: lower spine rubbed, spine ends and corners rubbed: sporadic foxing throughout: overall good, firm and collectable used books
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  • Book Title: The Badminton Library The Poetry of Sport
  • Author: Hedley Peek , editor
  • ISBN: MWO0177117
  • Publisher: Longmans Green & Co
  • Year Published: 1896
  • Status: Sold - We are currently out of stock for this title

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