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Sports and Pastimes of the People of England - 1876

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Sports and Pastimes of the People of England by Joseph Strutt. Published in 1876. 530 pages. 5 1/2" x 8". This book is a key source for information on leisure time activities in 'Olde England,' including sports, hunting, games, dancing, gymnastics, music, festivals including Christmas and May Day and customs such as Mumming, The Boy Bishop, and The Lord of Misrule. It answers questions such as "How do you score a joust?, "When did feral wolves become extinct in Britain?," and "How much do you pay the piper?" And what is Shakespeare talking about when he mentions Shove-Groat or Nine Men's Morris? (The modern equivalents are shuffleboard and tic-tac-toe). Included are numerous quotes from original documents and dozens of plates based on period illustrations. This book has a great chapter on golf. Great collectible for any book collector.

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