Publisher:Blackie & Son Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland, 1974
Dust Jacket:Near Fine
Blackie & Son Ltd, 1974, Black Cloth, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First Edition
silver titles spine; illustrated by b/w. drawings; "The delights and terrors of the sporting life are celebrated in a collection of memorable stories: motor races, yacht races, horse races, skydiving, mountain climbing, show-jumping, team sports such as cricket and rugby, the ancient recreations of falconry and jousting, and many other games and tests of skill. Fiction by such masters as Dickens, Conan Doyle and H. G. Wells accompanies personal reminiscences by record-smashing racing driver Malcolm Camp bell, horsewoman Pat Smythe, and other great athletes of our time. Homer records the great Funeral Games held by Achilles. Leo Tolstoy leads a bear hunt through the snow-covered Russian forest. Damon Runyon tells the sentimental tale of Baseball Hattie, the toughest fan the New York Giants ever had. Ernest Hemingway describes the bloodthirsty rituals of the bullring, while William Hazlitt offers the more 'gentlemanly' violence of the prizefight. Humourist P. G. Wodehouse supplies a whimsical account of the beginnings of the noble game of 'gowf'. Heroes, losers, devotees and gamblers come to life in this anthology of the world's great sports as presented by the world's great writers." previous owner's name & gift dedication written onfep. but otherwise a neat copy; 299 pages plus publisher's adverts. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 0216897890. ISBN/EAN: 9780216897892. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: SPT00011.