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    Sale 2450 | Lot 326
    Price Realized: $780With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2450 Lot 326

      STRUTT, JOSEPH. Glig-Gamena Angel-Deod. Or, The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England. Frontispiece and 39 hand-colored engraved plates on wove paper, many watermarked "1799". 4to, 11 1/2x9 inches, contemporary straight grained green morocco, gilt and blind roll-tooled borders, spine gilt with calf lettering pieces, extremities rubbed, new endpapers; generally clean with occasional spotting or browning, heaviest on title-page, contemporary ownership inscription on title. London: T. Bensley for J. White, 1801

      Estimate $600 - 900

      first edition of Strutt's collection of English sporting and recreational activities, with fully colored engraved illustrations based on medieval manuscripts and paintings. Activities include hunting, hawking, archery, wrestling, ball games, jousting, juggling, dancing, animal training, music, table games, various spectacles of mirth and splendor and several plates of odd, but still included, "games unknown." Lowndes 2533; David Block, Baseball Before We Knew It, pages 183-184 ("the first major scholarly effort in English to chronicle games and sports").

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $780