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FOX HUNTING

FOX HUNTING

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The Fox-Hound Of The Future. 1st ED HB. Former Copy of J. Stanley Reeve w/His Armorial Bookplate on Frt Pastedn., Acton, C.R.
1 Acton, C.R. The Fox-Hound Of The Future. 1st ED HB. Former Copy of J. Stanley Reeve w/His Armorial Bookplate on Frt Pastedn.
England Ebenezer Baylis & Son, Ltd. 1953 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good + No Jacket 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Ambler, C.G. 
VG+ non-exlib hardcover in blue paper covered boards with sunned spot on head of backstrip. DJ panels pasted to rear endpps. Former copy of sporting author J. Stanley Reeve with his tasteful armorial bookplate on frt pastdn (see images). 125 pp. A very uncommon title and a worthy addition for any fox hunters bookshelf. Chapters include: Preface/ Evolution of the Fox-Hound of Today/ Types of the Fox-Hound of Today/ Speed and Stamina/ Breeding Theories/ The Fox-Hound Kennel Stud Book/ Hound Shows/ Racial Fatigue/ The Dosage System/ Cross-Breeding/ Conclusions. Our books are cleaned and dust wrappers placed in new mylar whenever possible. Offered from a five star, full-time, professional bookseller and proud member of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Riding High, Alcorn, Robert Hayden
2 Alcorn, Robert Hayden Riding High
NY G. P. Putnam's Sons 1953 First Edition Cloth Boards Near Fine Good + Book 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Lyne, Michael 
First edition, green cloth with bright gilt titles, no names or tears. Professionally reproduced dust wrapper has a chip w/loss of title at head of backstrip, displays well with full color art by Michael Lyne. Also contains 6 full page b/w illust plates by Lyne within the 254 pp text. Fabulous fireside reading for any sportsman. Robert Alcorn's enthusiasm, from early boyhood onwards, has been horses. In Riding High he tells us about his life so far with the horses and ponies he has owned, ridden and hunted, and the people connected with them. So vividly does hie bring all these to life that to read his book is to be identified with him and to relive his experience; and this is true whether the reader is a horse lover of horses as the author was when as a small boy he tried to ride a mule bareback. Chapters include: Cody/ Raleigh/ Pocketpiece/ Hi-Boy/ Gone Away/ Heathcliffe - These horses are as vital to us as they were the author, and we ride along with him in the last chapters of the book. as he carries out his wish to hunt with the Meath. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Scarlet to M.F.H., Aldin, Cecil
3 Aldin, Cecil Scarlet to M.F.H.
London Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd 1933 First Edition Cloth Boards Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Aldin, Cecil 
Red cloth boards soiled and rubbed at tips, text tight and bright w/few light fingerprints, soil marks on endpapers, and occasional miniscule marks in text. No names or tears. Unclipped dj in new mylar is professionally reproduced and shows a fabulous huntsman on his galloping horse with hounds in full cry. There is a paper pull resulting in loss on the rear panel, small rubs and loss at tips, light overall soil on tan background but displays well. This is the follow up book to Ratcatcher to Scarlet, taking the reader further into the roles, rules and responsibilites of the M.F.H. 151 pp. with 29 full page plates by Aldin. Chapters include: A Small Stud, Some Preliminary Knowledge, In Field and Kennel, The Luck of the Chase, About Motor-Cars, Second Horsemen, Fog, Frost, Field Money, Point-to-Points, Pony Clubs and Books, To Which Is Added A List Of Hound Names. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Hunting Scenes. Fine 1st ED/HB/DJ, Aldin, Cecil; with a Memoir and Descriptive Notes by "Sabretache"
4 Aldin, Cecil; with a Memoir and Descriptive Notes by "Sabretache" Hunting Scenes. Fine 1st ED/HB/DJ
NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1936 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Reproduction Book Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Aldin, Cecil 
Fine 1st ED hard cover in professionally reproduced dust wrapper in new mylar that shows small chips at tips and head of back strip with no loss to titles. Quarter bound, cream buckram over red gilt-lettered cloth boards show negligible surface soil to the cream cloth at spine ends of this hardcover collectible, corners sharp. The text is mint. Gift quality volume. A posthumous work contains a number of unfinished sketches and rough studies for pictures which were to come. They take us behind the scenes in an artist's studio; they take us with him to the actual spots all over England, where he made his notes for the work which he meant to elaborate but which unhappily he never could. Images are single pg and two page spreads in pencil or charcoal with some color wash added to many. Oversized volume will incurr add'l postage. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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The Chace, The Road & Turf, Apperley, Charles James "Nimrod"
5 Apperley, Charles James "Nimrod" The Chace, The Road & Turf
London John Murray 1851 New Edition Leather and Marbled Boards Very Good No Jacket 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall Illustrated 
Leather backstrip and corners w/marbled paper covered boards. Tips rubbed, gilt title on backstrip displays well. 5 decorative raised bands on spine. Lovely to hold. Innards tight and bright w/tasteful bookplate and partial vintage bookstore sticker on marbled endpapers and Christmas 1851 ownership sig on blank fep. Endpapers foxed. 144 pg page block tight, some leaves uncut. We gift wrap every book at no charge. Additional images available, just ask. Offered from a five star, full-time professional bookseller and proud members of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Satisfaction guarenteed. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Nimrod's Hunting Tours. Interspersed with Characteristic Anecdotes Sayings and Doings of Sporting Men including Notices of the Principal Crack Riders of England. 1st ED/HB/DJ, Applerley, Charles James "Nimrod".
6 Applerley, Charles James "Nimrod". Nimrod's Hunting Tours. Interspersed with Characteristic Anecdotes Sayings and Doings of Sporting Men including Notices of the Principal Crack Riders of England. 1st ED/HB/DJ
NY Alfred A. Knopf 1926 First Edition Hardcover Good + Very Good Book 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Illustrated 
Red cloth boards with bright gilt titles, tips still sharp, spine ends bumped but not rubbed. Faint watermark on lower board edges. Professionally reproduced color dj has diagonal 1" loss at foot of spine, tiny hole in center of backstrip and few small chips at head of spine, displays well in new mylar. Page block untrimmed, top edge gilt, no foxing, names, tears or soil. All color plates and b&w illustrations present, as well as fold-out map of Leicestershire with a tiny, clean 1/4" closed tear in margin of map. Faint watermarks in margins of illustrations, not an eyesore. Fox hunting in England in early 19th century. Our books are cleaned and dust wrappers placed in new mylar whenever possible. Offered from a five star, full-time, professional bookseller and proud member of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. 
Price: 115.00 USD
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A Hunting Alphabet, Armour, G.D.
7 Armour, G.D. A Hunting Alphabet
London Country Life Ltd. 1929 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Armour, G. Denholm 
Lovely copy in green cloth boards, first edition with no markings inside save for very light foxing. DJ in new mylar shows large chip at frt panel taking half of title with it. Still displays well from spine. Complete working copy with an alphabet letter on each page and accompanying color illust by Armour fun and frolic in the field. A must have for any serious sporting library. Our books are cleaned and dust wrappers placed in new mylar whenever possible. Offered from a five star, full-time, professional bookseller and proud member of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Sport and There's the Humour of It, Armour, G.D.
8 Armour, G.D. Sport and There's the Humour of It
London Hutchinson & Co. Ltd First Edition Hard Cover Good + Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Illustrated 
Lovely book with chipped/repaired backstrip, now in a professionally reproduced dust jacket in new mylar and displays well. Profusely illustrated in black and white with one color frontis with poem entitled The Bob-Tailed Fox A Kennel Story. Absolutely loaded with hilarious "punch-style" cartoons of foxhunting, field sports and country life. Books are cleaned and dust wrappers placed in new mylar whenever possible. Book images are available, just ask. Offered from a five star, full-time, professional bookseller and proud member of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. We love what we do and it shows! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Sport and There's the Humour of It, Armour, G.D.
9 Armour, G.D. Sport and There's the Humour of It
London Hutchinson & Co. Ltd First Edition Pictorial Cloth Boards Good + Very Good Publishers Promo Copy Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Illustrated 
Hilarious book in rubbed red cloth boards, illustrated endpps somewhat foxed. Internally tight and bright. Book now in a professionally reproduced dust jacket in new mylar and displays well. Profusely illustrated in black and white with one color frontis with poem entitled The Bob-Tailed Fox A Kennel Story. Absolutely loaded with hilarious "punch-style" cartoons of foxhunting, field sports and country life. Scarce volume stamped on bottom of title page "With the Publisher's Compliments'. Books are cleaned and dust wrappers placed in new mylar whenever possible. Book images are available, just ask. Offered from a five star, full-time, professional bookseller and proud member of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. We love what we do and it shows! 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Bridle and Brush Reminiscences of an Artist Sportsman. 1st ED HB, Armour, George Denholm
10 Armour, George Denholm Bridle and Brush Reminiscences of an Artist Sportsman. 1st ED HB
London Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Illustrated 
With four color plates and 127 drawings in b/w by the author, Joseph Crawhall, Phil May, Maurice Greiffenhagen and Major C.A. Rickards. Red cloth boards sunned at backstrip, rubbed at head of spine, corners sharp, lightly rubbed, endpapers age-toned but not brittle., text tight and bright, gilt title on backstrip dull but legible. Still a solid and attractive copy of a required volume for any serious sporting library. B/W plates and illustrations. 387 pgs. Our books are cleaned and mylar changed on dj's whenever possible. We gift wrap every book at no charge. Offered from a five star, full-time professional bookseller and proud members of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Satisfaction guarenteed. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Bridle and Brush Reminiscences of an Artist Sportsman. VG 1st ED HB, Armour, George Denholm
11 Armour, George Denholm Bridle and Brush Reminiscences of an Artist Sportsman. VG 1st ED HB
London Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Illustrated 
With four color plates and 127 drawings in b/w by the author, Joseph Crawhall, Phil May, Maurice Greiffenhagen and Major C.A. Rickards. Red cloth boards sunned at backstrip, gilt titles barely legible, lightly rubbed at extrems, endpps w/former owner's name at head of fep are age-toned but not brittle., text tight and bright. Still a solid and attractive copy of a required volume for any serious sporting library. B/W plates and illustrations. 387 pgs. The life story of George Denholm Armour, sportsman, gentleman, artist. Our books are cleaned and mylar changed on dj's whenever possible. We gift wrap every book at no charge. Offered from a five star, full-time professional bookseller and proud members of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Satisfaction guarenteed. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Red Foxes of Michigan. VG+ 1956 1st ED PB, Arnold, David A.
12 Arnold, David A. Red Foxes of Michigan. VG+ 1956 1st ED PB
MI Michigan Department of Conservation 1956 Soft cover Very Good + No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Warbach, Oscar 
Light surface wear at tips of colorfully illustrated card covers from storage. 48 pp crisp and unmarked, and loaded with hilarious line drawings by Warbach reminiscent of the work of Custer Cassidy. It is not a former library copy. Includes natural history as well as sporting topics such as: Intro/ What is a Fox?/ Fox Production/ Fox Movements/ Fox Menus/ The Fox and the Pheasant/ Every One The Fox Kills/ The Fox and the Farmer/ What Is a Bounty?/ Fox Laws and High Finance/ To Hunt The Hunter/ Fox Fur Fancies and Foibles/ Do Foxes Ever Die?/ May He Never Vanish. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Country Illustrated Hunting Year Book 1999-2000 With Diary and Hunting Maps and Point-to-Point Meetings 2000. Fine 1st Ed HB, Balmain, Alastair Researched and Compiled for Country Life
13 Balmain, Alastair Researched and Compiled for Country Life Country Illustrated Hunting Year Book 1999-2000 With Diary and Hunting Maps and Point-to-Point Meetings 2000. Fine 1st Ed HB
London St. Martin's Magazines PLC 1999 0952492759 First Edition Hard Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Photographs 
Gift quality volume. Not exlib. Dk green cloth boards with bright gilt titles, Tips and spine ends sharp. Touch of foxing on fep, else crisp and unmarked. No former ownership markings. 299 pp of text and approx 100 pgs of dated sections for filling in the day's sport. Our books are cleaned and dust wrappers placed in new mylar whenever possible. Offered from a five star, full-time, professional bookseller and proud member of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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The Young Entry. Fox-Hunting, Beagling and Otter-Hunting for Beginners. VG+ 1st ED/HB/DJ, Barker, K. F.
14 Barker, K. F. The Young Entry. Fox-Hunting, Beagling and Otter-Hunting for Beginners. VG+ 1st ED/HB/DJ
London Adam & Charles Black 1939 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Illustrated 
Taupe cloth covered boards show handling soil on periphery, tips & spine ends lightly bumped and brushed. Professionally reproduced, price clipped dust wrapper shows rubbing at tips with minor loss, displays well in new mylar sleeve. 138 pp text tight and bright without names or tears. Minor foxing on preliminaries, bit of finger soil in margins. A comprehensive and clearly written overview of three sports for newbies. Chapters include: Intro, 1. Fox-Hunting: The Fox, The Hounds, Your Mount and Yourself, Things to Remember, Some Technical Terms Used in Fox-Hunting. 2. Hare-Hunting: The Hare, Harriers, Beagles and Basset Hounds, Hare-Hunting on Foot, Some Technical Terms Used in Hare-Hunting. 3. Otter-Hunting: Otters, Otter-Hounds and Terriers, Otter-Hunting, Some Technical Terms Used in Otter-Hunting. 4. Walking Hound Puppies. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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15 Bayliss, Marguerite F. Bolinvar 2 Vol Set
NY Derrydale 1937 Limited First Edition Slipcased Very Good + No Jacket Limited 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Ball, Robert 
Two volume set, limited to 950 copies, this is set #112. Books contain a total of 417 pages. Slipcase has a paper pull along back edge, corners rubbed through to boards, it is watermarked and cracked along foot but holding ok. Having had a spot of glue, it has kept these books in vg form. 18th century romance & mystery of a Southern family, The Bolinvars and a rich backdrop of fox-hunting and horses. VG pair of books. Gilt cover decorations on red cloth are bright but gilt lettering on spine is evenly dulled. Internally the books are clean with no marks or inscriptions. Additional images available, just ask. Offered from a five star, full-time professional bookseller and proud members of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Satisfaction guarenteed. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Thoughts on Hunting. In a Series of Familiar Letters to a Friend., Beckford, Peter
16 Beckford, Peter Thoughts on Hunting. In a Series of Familiar Letters to a Friend.
London Methuen & Co. Ltd 1951 Eigth Edition Gilt Lettering on Cloth Boards Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Jalland, G.H. 
Grey hardcover with gilt lettering has lightly bumped head of spine, tips sharp, internally flawless. Unclipped dj has matching bump at head of spine but displays well in new mylar. 220 pp. A great sportsman and famous master of hounds, Peter Beckfords book is a foundation volume for any sporting library. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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17 Beckford, Peter Thoughts on Hunting. In a Series of Familiar Letters to a Friend.
London Methuen & Co. Ltd 1951 Eigth Edition Gilt Lettering on Cloth Boards Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Jalland, G.H. 
Bright red hardcover with gilt lettering has light color loss along spine and tips are lightly bumped. Price clipped dj is professionally reproduced. 220 pages are yellowed with age but have crisp text and no tears. A great sportsman and famous master of hounds, Peter Beckford gives an accurate description of the sport of hunting in 'Thoughts on Hunting'. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Thoughts Upon Hunting In A Series of Familiar Letters To A Friend. Presentation Copy Dated 1880 From Lord Charles Beresford to Mr. Frank Gillard. Former Copy of Dr. William Lay M.F.H., Beckford, Peter Esq.
18 Beckford, Peter Esq. Thoughts Upon Hunting In A Series of Familiar Letters To A Friend. Presentation Copy Dated 1880 From Lord Charles Beresford to Mr. Frank Gillard. Former Copy of Dr. William Lay M.F.H.
London James Toovey 1879 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Illustrated 
Sir Peter Beckford (1740-1811) writer and avid huntsman penned: Familiar letters from Italy, to a friend in England (2 vols., 1805), Thoughts upon hunting, in a series of familiar letters to a friend, 1781, Thoughts upon Hare and Fox Hunting, in a series of letters to a friend, 1781, and Thoughts on Fox Hunting, published 1791. Red cloth boards with black ruled borders and hunt cap/crossed whips on frt bd. Gilt fox mask and crossed whips/spurs and title on backstrip faded but remain legible. Corners bumped and rubbed but not unsightly. A very special presentation copy not signed by Beckford but signed on verso preface page by Lord Charles Bereford to Mr. Frank Gillard M.F.H. of the Belvoir Hunt, UK dated March 1880. Also, tidy inscription from former owner, past M.F.H. Dr. William J. Lay on fep. Beresford combined the two careers of the navy and being a member of parliament, making a reputation as a hero in battle and champion of the navy in the House of Commons. His family traced their ancestry to Englishmen who had invaded Ireland in the reign of James I and stayed to rule. The family estate covered 100,000 acres at Curraghmore near Waterford in South East Ireland, included stables for 100 horses and employed 600 people. The family enjoyed hunting, to the extent that his uncle was killed in a riding accident, his brother was crippled in another, and he himself managed ten broken bones at various times. 269 pp uncut edges. Hinges shaken but not split. Includes a fold-out kennel diagram along with a comprehensive list of hound names. Bound in the rear by the publisher is a separate 20pp booklet, A List of Works on English Sports and Pastimes, Including Angling, Cocking, Fencing, Hawking, Racing and Shooting Together With a Large Collection of Prints and Pictures Relating to the Same Subjects offered by James Toovey, Publisher. In a series of letters to a friend; in which are given ample directions for erecting a kennel, the management of hounds, and the duties and qualifications necessary for a huntsman and whipper-in. Laid in are several pages of contemporary biographies of Beresford & Gillard. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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The Legend of the Hounds. 1929 1st Limited Edition in Slipcase, Boker, George Henry; Intro by Owen Culbertson
19 Boker, George Henry; Intro by Owen Culbertson The Legend of the Hounds. 1929 1st Limited Edition in Slipcase
NY William Edwin Ridge 1929 First Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Ross, Gordon 
Limited first edition, one of 800 copies. Book is fine with tidy name on fep, text flawless. Interesting wood-tone paper covered boards over green cloth backstrip with bright gilt title. Tatty slipcase present and doing its job but tips are well worn, 1 inch chip at head and slipcase foot is totally missing. 32 pg poem about a fox who led a pack of hounds to their death. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Some Unwritten Laws of Organized Foxhunting and Comments on the Usages of the Sport of Riding to Hounds in America., Breese, Louis V.
20 Breese, Louis V. Some Unwritten Laws of Organized Foxhunting and Comments on the Usages of the Sport of Riding to Hounds in America.
Self Published 1909 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall No Illustrations 
Nice red cloth pebbled cloth with bright gilt titles. Great slim volume includes Hunting Terms and a Glossary of Hound Names in the rear. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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