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Octavos. Original green cloth covers with gilt titles and rules. Vol. I, viii + 337 pp; Vol. 2 viii + 341 pages. Some rubbing and wear at edges. Inner hinges cracked in Vol. I; starting on Vol. 2. Light foxing on endpapers. Text is clean. Includes anecdotes about men as diverse as Samuel Johnson and Lord Wellington, John Locke and Archbishop Whately. (I'll assume that the volumes on women at play were issued separately). Includes chapters on: Hobbies, Gardening and Agriculture, Musical Taste, Walking, Angling, Horsemanship, Gambling, The Turf, Field Sports, Card Playing, Games, Recreations, Peculiarities, Favourite Dishes, Drinking Habits, Water Drinking, Smoking Habits, Snuff-Taking, Physical Characteristics, Dress, Faculty of Memory, Brilliant Talkers, Money Matters, Wit and Humor. 090617A This set will incur additional charges for expedited or international shipping.