Originally published in London 1899. A descriptive survey of a collection of English illustrated works of a sporting and racy character with an appendix of prints relating to sports of the field. An important early bibliography of sporting books and prints. Boxing - bull and badger baiting - dog fighting - ratting - coaching - driving - riding - cockfighting - coursing - fishing - foxhunting - falconry - big game - hunting - shooting - etc. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Read Country Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.