Foxhunting with Melvin Poe

By: Winants, Peter

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Lovely, crisp copy in black cloth boards with gilt titles double signed by Melvin Poe. Once on the title page: HAPPY HUNTING MELVIN POE HUME, VA 22639; then again over an early photo of himself with his famous cow horn in the beginning of the text. Pictorial dj in new mylar is lovely. 250 pp. A comprehensive work and a must for anyone interested in Virginia hunt history. Foxhunting is in Melvin Poe"s blood. As a child, he hunted with hounds owned by his grandfather and father in Rappahannock County, Virginia, and he became the professional huntsman for the Old Dominion Hounds for 16 seasons and the Orange County Hunt for 27 years. He is now, at age 82, in his eleventh year as huntsman for the Bath County Hounds. In 1979, Melvin was featured in the film documentary Thoughts on Hunting. Author Peter Winants, a lifelong foxhunter, has been the field master at Bath County since the founding of the hunt in 1992. His book ably captures the essence of one of the most legendary and colorful characters in American foxhunting. In addition to Melvin's upbringing, chapters deal with breeding and training foxhounds, his techniques in finding and hunting foxes and the strategies that have led to immense success through the years at hound shows. The final chapter, Thanks, Melvin, has testimonials from a number of prominent foxhunters who have enjoyed sport with Melvin, including Benjamin H. Hardaway III, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Senator John W. Warner. Foxhunting With Melvin Poe is must reading for foxhunters and anyone who enjoys the countryside and nature.

Title: Foxhunting with Melvin Poe

Author Name: Winants, Peter

Illustrator: Photographs

Categories: FOX HUNTING,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: MD, Derrydale Books: 2002

ISBN Number: 1586670972

ISBN Number 13: 9781586670979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Size: 4to - over 9

Seller Id: 22974

Keywords: FOX HUNTING, VA HISTORY, FIELD SPORTS, FOXHUNTING, M.F.H.,