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The Country - John George Wood

1905 - George Routledge and Sons, London - Twentieth Edition
Frequently referenced by Mark Twain in his comedic novel: ‘Roughing It’, this particular title became a seminal influence on the rise of popularity in the subjects of natural history and science in both Great Britain and the United States in the mid nineteenth century.

Leather bound and gorgeously illustrated by W.S. Coleman, the volume contains twelve full colour plates and numerous black andd white vignettes depicting wildlife found in the heartland of Britain in the eighteen-hundreds.
 
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Famous Racing Men, with Anecdotes and Portraits - with - Tales of the Turf and the Chase - “Thormanby”

1882 - James Hogg, London - First Editions
Two books bound into one, amusing encounters with the great characters of equestrian England in the 1800's.

With portraits and illustrations by Randolph Caldecott. Fabulous ad to rear with a sketch of a London Banker.

Includes the anecdote
Half an Hour with a Sporting Prophet 
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Price HK$ 1,800



 
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