This is a fascinating book documenting the history of sporting activities for women, published in 1898 by Archibald Constable & Co., 2, Whitehall Gardens and edited by Frances E. Slaughter. It is dedicated By Permission to The Marchioness of Worcester. The two volumes include chapters on English Women and Sport, Fox Hunting, Hare hunting, Shooting, Fishing for Tarpon, Archery, Skating, Golf, Croquet, Yacht and Punt Racing, Chasing Deer, Women’s Hunters, Otter Hunting, Salmon and Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing, Driving, Cycling, Fancy Figures and Musical Rides, and Tennis! These descriptions are accompanied by photographs of sporting ladies of the day and some engravings. A few of these images are shown in this listing. This book would be of significant interest to those involved with the history of women in sport and gives a delightful insight into the pastimes, dress and life of our ancestors. Both volumes are in good condition for age with some foxing of the endplates. The spines appear firm and the gilt edging at the tops is still present. Archery images from this book appear in my book, “Chatelaines, Utility to Glorious Extravagance”. Each volume measures 8.75ins (22.2cm) x 6ins (15.1cm) x 1.25 ins (3.2cm). Weight 2072 grams. Insured Air Mail Post with tracking to the USA would be $55.00 USD - with no tracking is cheaper. For shipping cost to other countries, please contact us.
Rare Two Volume Hardcover Set of “The Sportswoman’s Library”, c1898
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