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Fores's Sporting Notes & Sketches

Darvill's Rare Prints is pleased to offer a huge selection of antique lithographs from
"Fores's Sporting Notes & Sketches, a Quarterly Magazine Descriptive of British, Indian, Colonial, and Foreign Sport."

These antique prints are from Fores's Sporting Notes and Sketches, an English quarterly magazine published from 1884 through the early 1900s. It contained articles and stories about sports at home and abroad, including equestrian, sailing, hunting, fishing, golf, and many others.
Please refer to the Sporting Prints page for a list of the available categories.
Each issue included eight-full page duotoned lithographs.

Duotone Lithographs with goldish background that varies somewhat in coloration
Sheet size: approximately 8 1/2 x 5 9/16 inches (about 21.7 x 14.2 cm)

Big Game Hunting: Lion, Tiger, Hippo, Elephant, Water Buffalo, Kangaroo, etc.

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Here goes!
"Here goes!"

Slowly, step by step
"Slowly, step by step"

Teared himself up
"Teared himself up"

As the stricken brute charged home
"As the stricken brute charged home"

And fire my left barrel
"And fire my left barrel"

Made a terrific rush
"Made a terrific rush"

By Jove! I didn't think I could sprint so
"By Jove! I didn't think I could sprint so"

Another actor jumped on the stage
"Another actor jumped on the stage"

Put up my foot in a despairing manner
"Put up my foot in a despairing manner"

He gave me one look
"He gave me one look"

I gave him scant time for reflection
"I gave him scant time for reflection"

and flung him high into the air
"and flung him high into the air"

I again got up to the panther
"I again got up to the panther"

broke the spear with his foot
"broke the spear with his foot"

Ranger falls back with a piercing yell
"Ranger falls back with a piercing yell"

The Shreker
"The Shreker"

Frantic with fear
"Frantic with fear"

Pressed the trigger - and missed!
"Pressed the trigger – and missed!"

Jack Blackmarsh fired the first shots
"Jack Blackmarsh fired the first shots"

I tail and bag her
"I tail and bag her"

fortunately they can't climb trees
"fortunately they can't climb trees"

many other Fores's prints are available in various below