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Polo Match for Westchester Cups, Between Meadowbrook and Rockaway Teams, Newport, R.I., 1892″ from Sporting Incidents

Allen, W.S. Vanderbilt Chromlithograph plate on toned paper, produced by the Heliotype process, with lower marginal caption, with text on back of mount. 1 vols. 18-1/2 x 23-1/2. Published during America's Gilded Age, 'Sporting Incidents' is a portfolio of elaborate illustrations depicting equine sporting events and each plate accompanied by a leaf of text by H. Milford Steele. It was primarily intended to glorify the increasingly fashionable sports of coaching, hunting, polo and steeple chasing. In its introduction, Colonel William Jay, a founding member of the Coaching Club, extolled the beneficial effect such activities had on the health, behavior, and moral character of both participants and spectators and explained that the "aim of the artist in this book has been to reproduce such horses and carriages with such details of their equipment as may be useful as hints to those who need them, at the same time furnishing a standard of correctness in such matters." This plate is the most desirable one and shows a Polo Match. The players on the Meadow Brrok team were Messrs. Thomas Hitccock, Jr., O.W. Bird, August Belmont, and Moses Taylor; and on the Rockaway Club, Foxhall Keene, J.E. Cowdibn, J.S. Stevens, and R. La Montagne. Chromlithograph plate on toned paper, produced by the Heliotype process, with lower marginal caption, with text on back of mount. 1 vols. 18-1/2 x 23-1/2
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A Collection of the books of Frank Gray Griswold

Griswold, Frank Gray (1854-1937) 32 vols. 8vo. Higginson writes, "Few men stand out in the history of American field sports more than Frank Gray Griswold." A comprehensive collection of Griswold's privately printed and regularly published works INCLUDING: 1.The International Polo Cup 2. The Life History of the Salmon 3.Salmon Score of F. Gray Griswold for Ten Seasons. 1920-1929. Bruns G189 4. A Salmon River 5. Salmo Salar. 28pp, Signed by Griswold. Privately Printed, 1929. Bruns G188; Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 89 6. The Memoirs of a Salmon. Privately Printed, 1931. 44pp. Bruns G-186; Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 92 7. The Cascapedia Club. Compliments of F.Gray Griswold. Privately Printed, 1920. 27pp.Inscribed by Griswold on ffep. Bruns G-184; Heller 1:741, 2:188; Bibliotheca Salmo Salar144; cf. also Carmichael, The Grand Cascapedia River, pp. 59-114 8. Observations on a Salmon River 9-15. Sport on Land and Water, seven volumes, all published 16. The Kittens, in sheets and laid into a red cloth slipcase and chemise 17. The House Flags of the Merchants of New York 18. Some Fish and Some Fishing; Fish Facts and Fancies 19. Fra Filippo Lippi 20. Horses and Hounds, New York, Duttons, 1926. 275 pp 21.Old Madeiras 22. French Wines and Havana Cigars 23. The Gourmet 24. The Memoirs of Diana Grisdale M.F.H. 25. Plantation Days 26. Stolen Kisses 27. General Lewis Cass 28. Big and Little Fishes; 29. Race Horses and Racing 30. Clipper Ships and Yachts 31. After Thoughts 32.The Tarpon. 1922. Bruns G194 "probably the rarest' of the Griswold Works; Callahan, A Partial Tarpon Bibliography, p.x; Heller 2: 191. Bookplates of Shirley and Gordon Douglas & Alfred Barrmore Maclay. All laid into 10 green faded half morocco slipcases with gilt emblematic tooling and matching cloth chemises. Very handsome. Bookplates of Shirley and Gordon Douglas in most volumes
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Afro-American Encyclopaedia; or the Thoughts Doings and Sayings of the Race Embracing Addresses Lectures Biographical Sketches Sermons Poems Names of Universities Colleges Seminaries Newspapers Books and a History of the denominations Giving the Numerical Strength of Each. In Fact It teaches Every Subject of Interest to the Colored people as Discussed by More than One Hundred of Their Wisest and Best men and Women

Haley, James T., editor Second Printing of first edition. Frontispiece of Staue of Liberty. with photographss and illus. xiv, 640pp. LOSS OF TEXT at pp. 581 and 582 with facsimile laid in. 4to. First edition of this encyclopedia of African American history, comprised of short biographies and articles on African-American history and institutions. The book was sold by subscription and aimed at an audience booth white and black. The articles are largely sourced from newspapers and other printed sources; for example, the biography of Frederick Douglass by William Lloyd Garrison is reprinted from The Monthly Review. "The scarcity of books by negro authors suggested the idea of the compilation of this book. We have tried to compress within a few hundred pages the momentous events connected with the Afro-American race during the nineteenth century" (Preface). Publisher's brown cloth, stamped in black and gold decoration, floral decorated endpapers. Spine laid down Frontispiece of Staue of Liberty. with photographss and illus. xiv, 640pp. LOSS OF TEXT at pp. 581 and 582 with facsimile laid in. 4to