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The Sportfolio. Portraits and Biographies of Heroes and Heroines of Sport and Pastime.
1896 1896 - Tall folio (250 x 370mm, 10 x 14.5ins) publisher’s attractive pictorial cloth, gilt. 140 pages (back to back) of full-page photographic illustrations of sporting men and women, the portrait above and small biography below. A Fine Copy. 15 Athletics, 6 Billiards, 6 Chess, 13 Cricket, 34 Cycling, 38 Football (Rugby and Soccer), 18 Golf, 4 Lawn Tennis, 4 Sculling, 2 Skating. A Who’s Who of Victorian British Sports, resplendant with their penny-farthing bikes and racing models, medals and moustaches and in their heavy sporting kit. Includes some team photographs (Woolwich Arsenal, Millwall and others) and shots of Golf Courses and Stadia. Unusually several women are illustrated - tennis and golf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Nicholas Goodyer ABA ILAB]
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