Whorf, John (cover illus). W. Heath Robinson, Rockwell Kent et al (illus).
Concord, N.H. The Sportsman Publishing Company. 08- 1931.
Volume X, No. 2. Complete August 1931 issue of magazine, color and black and white illustrations and ads, 78pp, 13 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches, color pictorial wrappers as issued. Covers a trifle worn; interior in very good, clean condition. Cover Design by John Whorf (Mountain Climbing). Contents (well-illustrated) include: A Poem by Will H. Ogilvie; The Story of Wimbledon: 1931 with a frontispiece of Frank X. Shields; The Sportsmen's Seaplane Cruise by Wings Awash (that's right); Homeric Struggle at Inverness for the National Open Golf Championship (showdown between George Von Elm and Billy Burke; The Newly Recognized Sport: Rock Climbing; an "angling" cartoon by W. Heath Robinson; A Lecture on Salmon by Christian A. Herter; Game Shooting in the British Uplands; Henry G. Vaughan's Summer Home Hamilton House in South Berwick, Maine; Mixed Doubles (no longer a gentle and genteel pastime); the Educational Value of the Show Ring; the Cape May Race; A Critical Analysis of Today's Polo; Three Important Cruisers of 1931 (illustrated) and many other articles. Full-page automotive advertising includes Duesenberg, Cadillac, Chrysler, and Packard. Other full-page advertising (severely reduced from pre-depression issues) includes Bermuda (Where Cheerfulness is Contagious); the Douglas Amphibian Airplane; a Crane Bathtub of Pedrara Onyx (yes!); an American Car and Foundry Company (Yachts) ad featuring Homeport (title) by Rockwell Kent, and much more. Item #45368