BOY'S OWN BOOK: COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SPORTS & PASTIMES - 1870 MAGIC TRICKS
THE BOY'S OWN BOOK: A COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SPORTS AND PASTIMES, ATHLETIC, SCIENTIFIC AND RECREATIVE
Book Details + Condition: Lockwood and Co. (London). Early Edition, 1870s (nd). Hardcover. 681 pages with index. Extensively illustrated with numerous engravings and illuminated title pages to each section. One of the first of the English publisher's efforts to produce a thorough encyclopedia on Victorian children's pastimes. Chapters include: Minor Sports; Athletic Sports; Aquatic Sports; The Fancier (Birds, Animals etc.); Scientific Recreations; Games of Skill; Legerdemain and The Conjuror. Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; light wear to boards; lean to book; binding tape to spine; old clear tape to interior hinges and title page; interior is clean and free of markings, save owner note to ffep.