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The Boy's Own Book: A Complete Encyclopaedia of Sports and Pastimes, Athletic, Scientific and Recreative.

Published by London: Crosby Lockwood and Co, 1886
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A New Edition. viii, 726 pp. Contents include: Minor Sports - Games with Marbles, Tops, Balls, Indoor Sports; Drawing Room Games - Shadow Pantomines, Charades; Athletic Sports - Cricket, Golf, Shinty, Football, Croquet, Hockey, Tennis, Badminton, Fencing, Archery, Riding, Cycling, Boxing; Aquatic Sports - Angling, Swimming, Rowing, Canoeing, Sailing, Skating; The Naturalist - Singing Birds, Talking Birds, Domestic Fowl, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Dogs, Cats, Squirrels, Mice, Aquarium, Gardening; Scientific Recreations - Magnetism, Electricity, Chemistry, Fireworks, Microscope, Telescope, Photography; Games of Skill - Chess, Draughts, Solitaire, Billiards; Tricks etc. Illustrated throughout with line drawing illustrations. Hinges cracked but block of text tight. Previous owner's inscription on fep. Maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering on front board and spine. Edges of spine split, Boards damp stained. Corners rubbed. Internally VG but overall condition Good. Bookseller Inventory # 8565

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Title: The Boy's Own Book: A Complete Encyclopaedia...

Publisher: London: Crosby Lockwood and Co

Publication Date: 1886

Binding: Hardcover

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