FORES, Messrs., publishers. Fores' Sporting Notes & Sketches. London: Messrs. Fores, 1885-1912.
29 volumes, 8vo (221 x 145 mm). Approximately 928 plates after Finch Mason, R.M. Alexander, Cuthbert Bradley, and others. Uniformly bound in half red morocco, blue cloth-covered boards, spines in 6 compartments with 5 raised bands, gilt-lettered in two, the rest with single sporting tools (a duck; a horse's head; a hunting trophy comprising crossed whips, a fox's brush and a riding hat; and a horseshoe), top edge gilt, others uncut (some overall light wear, slight bend to a few boards).
THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF WINDSOR COPY. A FINE COMPLETE SET. Schwerdt had only volumes I-XXVII. See Schwerdt I, p.180.
Estimate $ 2,000-3,000
Provenance: S.F. McI. Lomer (armorial bookplate); The Duke and Duchess of Windsor Collection (bookplate, sold Sotheby's London, 11-19 September 1997, lot 3138.