Automobiles Sporting Horses Equestrian 1903 French periodical 44 issues leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Le Sport Universel Illustre 1903- French weekly newspaper/ periodical format, oversized. Appears to be a complete run of issues from 15 Feb 1903 (No. 345) - 27 Dec. 1903 (No. 388).
Approx 44 issues, all profusely illustrated with b&w photos. Bound in period 1/4 leather, smooth spine gilt lettered, marbled boards. Light surface scratching to covers, joints scuffed, leather remains supple, spine ends worn, still a handsome volume.
Thousands of interesting images, including many dozens of early automobiles and a wide range of sporting activities, including a strong emphasis upon horses and equestrian activities including jockeys, racing, boating, yachting and nautical pursuits, hunting fox, dogs, etc.
All issues appear complete, light wear or minor paper flaws, but overall quite clean, tight and in nice condition, any flaws relatively minor and easy to overlook or forgive.
Book measures: 14" H X 11 1/4" W x 2" thick.