Price: $125.00 USD
Quantity: 1 available
Condition: Very Good-
284 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). B&w illustrations - collated. "For more than a generation 'The Pink 'Un', as 'The Sporting Times' was familiarly known, occupied a position unique in the journalistic world - a position which no paper to-day has achieved. It was more than a mere journal for the sportsman and man about town; it established itself as a social centre of a highly specialized nature, and its readers constituted a species of home and overseas club, whose bond of fellowship was good humour and good sportsmanship." Chapter headings: The "Pink 'Un" World; The "Pink 'Un" and the Stage; The Actor-Managers; Adelphi Days; The Old School of Dramatists; "The Lane"; Benefits and "Commands"; Disillusion; A Coach-Back Ride; Character Studies; Artist and Author; Luck of the Game; Tips and Systems; Two Great Races; Low Finance; Turf Humours. Gift inscription and notation on free front end paper, moderate browning on end papers, slight browning to pages, book lightly cocked, book lightly cracked at several places - pages holding firmly, small slight bump at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has several small tears and a few chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling/soft creasing, fading to spine color and slightly at edges, tiny ink smudge on rear panel, old tape residue at top edge - mainly on inside surface.
Title: SPORTING TIMES: THE "PINK 'UN" WORLD.
Edition: First Edition
Location Published: London, T. Werner Laurie: 1938
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good-
Jacket Condition: Good
Categories: British History, Horses & Horsemanship, Sports, Film/Theatre/Television, Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators, Books About Books
Seller ID: 23630
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