Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The National Sporting Library

If you happen to find yourself in Middleburg,Virginia be sure you visit The National Sporting Library.

The National Sporting Library, a research center for horse and field sports, is an incomparable collection of over 15,000 books, periodicals, photographs, films, and manuscripts housed in a magnificent 15,000 square-foot facility. Paintings and sculptures by renowned sporting artists enhance the spacious Founders' Room, the John and Martha Daniels Reading Room and the F. Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room.

Their fly fishing collection includes 36 editions of Walton's "The Compleat Angler" which according to the site is the third most reprinted english language book (behind the Bible and the works of Shakespeare).

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