[SPORTING] | The American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine. Baltimore: J.S. Skinner, 1830-1838; New York: Spirit of the Times, 1839-1843
[SPORTING] | The American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine. Baltimore: J.S. Skinner, 1830-1838; New York: Spirit of the Times, 1839-1843
[SPORTING] | The American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine. Baltimore: J.S. Skinner, 1830-1838; New York: Spirit of the Times, 1839-1843
[SPORTING] | The American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine. Baltimore: J.S. Skinner, 1830-1838; New York: Spirit of the Times, 1839-1843
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Property from the Sporting and Travel Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

[SPORTING] | The American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine. Baltimore: J.S. Skinner, 1830-1838; New York: Spirit of the Times, 1839-1843

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Property from the Sporting and Travel Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

[SPORTING] | The American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine. Baltimore: J.S. Skinner, 1830-1838; New York: Spirit of the Times, 1839-1843

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Sporting and Travel Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

[SPORTING]

The American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine. Baltimore: J.S. Skinner, 1830-1838; New York: Spirit of the Times, 1839-1843


15 volumes, 8vo (8 5/8 x 5 1/4 in.; 220 x 134 mm). Woodcut and engraved title-pages, woodcut and engraved plates; some foxing and offsetting, a few closed marginal tears. Contemporary full and half calf, many original printed wrappers bound in, "J. W. Ware" or "Ware" stamped on the backstrip of each volume (with the exception of Vol. X); Vols. III and IV rebacked, Vols. V-VIII upper joints weak but holding (VI nearly detached), joints of X reinforced. overall rubbed with some loss to calf.


A complete set of the oldest and most important of American sporting magazines, "Of complete sets...I know but three..." Ernest R. Gee, Early American Sporting Books


REFERENCE:

Litchfield 18; Gee 128; Henderson 38 


PROVENANCE:

Josiah W. Ware (surname to spines) — Alfred Barmore Maclay (booklabel to front pastedowns; his sale, Parke Bernet, 10 April 1954, lot 54) — Parke Bernet, 19 October 1971, lot 461 

Condition Report

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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