Nicholson, William; Words by Rudyard Kipling
An Almanac of Twelve Sports by William Nicholson: Words by Rudyard Kipling
London: William Heinemann, 1898. Hard Cover. Signed by William Nicholson. This is the popular edition of Nicholson’s almanac, a classic of early British modernism, with his striking color woodcuts illustrating twelve different sports. They are: hunting, coursing, racing, boating, fishing, cricket, archery, coaching, shooting, golf, boxing, and skating. Kipling provided the text for each sport, which faces the illustration. Signed by Nicholson on front free endpaper and at the bottom of the print for January. Folio in brown paper boards with title, author(s), and hunting illustration to front cover. Boards are chipped along edges and slightly soiled. Linen spine has darkened and has tears along front hinge. The interior pages are in very good condition, with the usual offsetting of the illustrations to the text pages and with age-toning. The illustrations themselves are not affected. Small book seller sticker on rear pastedown. Unpaginated. ART/071111. Very Good.