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GREAT MEN AT PLAY. Two Volumes.

By: Dyer, T. F. Thiselton.

Price: $135.00

Publisher: London, Remington & Co.: 1889

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 000017216

Condition: Good +


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, Pe... View more info