The Poetry of Sport, Selected and Edited by Hedley Peek with a Chapter on Classical Allusions to Sport by Andrew Lang, and a Special Preface to the Badminton Library by A.T. Watson. - Hedley Peek (editor) 1896 - Longmans, London and Bombay - First Edition ‘Haste, ranger, to the Athol mountains blue! Unleash the hounds, and let the bugles sing! The thousand traces in the morning dew, the bounding deer,the black-cock on the wing, bespeak the rout of Scotland’s gallant king...from cairn of Bruar to the dark Glen-Morre, the forest’s in a howl, and all is wild uproar!’

A handsomely bound edition, with a distinctly Glaswegian accent, being bound in Glasgow and owned by the renowned medical Professor David Fyfe Anderson.

Containing a chapter on classical allusions to sport by Andrew Lang, and a lively preface to the Badminton Library by A.E.T Watson. Accompanied with illustrations by artists A. Thorburn, Lucien Davis, and C.E Brock, among others, this is a lovely compilation of poetry on the subject of sport for young men in the late eighteen-hundreds, primarily depicting activities such as fishing, hunting, and shooting.
  Of the binder - James MacLehose (1811-1885) established himself as a bookseller in Glasgow in 1838, initially in partnership with Robert Nelson, and on his own from 1841. In 1849 he moved to 61 St. Vincent Street and in 1862 a bindery was added. In 1881 he took on his two sons and they carried on the business after his death. A portrait of the founder was printed in The British Bookmaker, vol.VI, no.66, December 1892, pp.125-6, and the reported noted that "the binding department has been made a very important branch of the establishment, where work is executed in the very best style, but no ordinary trade work is done. All the books bound here are either the firm's own work, or the work of private customers who, appreciating its quality, frequently send long distances to secure the execution of their orders meeting their own requirements. Levant, morocco, and a special calf are the principal styles, hand finished and single lettered, and though many of the books are elaborately bound with special designs, a large share are in the severely plain style which finds favour particularly in Scotland" - Edward Bayntun Coward, The British Library, The British Bookmaker.

Provenance: David Hyde Anderson (1904-88), with his signature dated 27th of February, 1948. Anderson was a graduate of the University of Glasgow and later Muirhead Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University (1946-70). He was also an Assistant (later Visiting) Surgeon, Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital (1930-70); Rockefeller Medical Fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA, (1935-6); Professor of Midwifery and Diseases of Women in Anderson’s College of Medicine, Glasgow (1934-7).

Octavo (20 x 15 cm). pp. [4] 420 [2].
  Bound by MacLehose of Glasgow, in three quarter teal morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, spine divided into six compartments and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt others uncut, marbled endpapers.   Condition: Near fine, light foxing to first and last few pages, in very good binding with a touch of wear to edges and corners, and some toning to spine.   Ref: 108708   Price: HK$ 3,000