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Sporting Rhymes and Pictures by Booth, J.L.C.

Sporting Rhymes and Pictures

Booth, J.L.C.

John Lionel Calvert Booth - war correspondent with Punch, author of Trouble in the Balkans (1908), illustrator of R.C. Lehmann's Sportsmen and Others (1912), one of the 'Gallant Thirty' at Robert Baden-Powell's first official Scout camp in 1908, emigrated to Australia, died of wounds after Gallipoli. Inscribed by the author, 'Drored for old pal Bertie [Fry, added in another hand] by Lionel Booth. Xmas 98' and decorated with seven original pen-and-ink vignettes by him.

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Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench Trübner and Co. First English edition 1898
Cloth-backed boards. Spine worn, corners worn, upper cover slightly creased, lower cover ring-marked with one corner rather crumpled, inner hinge cracked, tape repair to edge of half-title. Just good.

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