Snaffles on Hunting

By: Welcome, John; Collens, Rupert; Foreword By Michael Clayton

Price: $125.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Unsigned, first edition hardcover in navy blue paper covered boards with bright gold titles on frt board and back strip. No names, tears or soil in the 160 page text which is profusely illustrated in color and b/w. Original, price-clipped dust wrapper had some paper peel at edges, now paper peels are glued closed and missing color at periphery touched up with matching dark green marker. This is a 'landscape' format volume meaning it is longer than it is tall. It measures 9.75" tall x 11.50" wide x .75" thick. I see one small 'ding' at foot of frt board, else fine. This is the third and final volume in the gorgeous and well-reviewed series about British Sporting artists by the authors. Born Charlie Johnson Payne in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire in 1884 and died in Wiltshire in 1967. He developed an early passion for hunting in all its forms, and the Services which, as he tells us, "in those days went hand in hand". For well over seventy years he was to be a keen follower of hounds on horseback, on foot or, in his later years, by car. Snaffles' hunting works include many of his best and most loved prints such as a personal favorite of ours: "The Finest View in Europe", "Paradise" and "Great Banks". Not only did he brilliantly depict hunting in England but much of his best work was done in the 30s in Ireland and India. John Welcome is one of the most distinguished writers in the sporting field today and is the author of several sporting novels including, "The Grand National" being a best seller on both sides of the Atlantic ocean. He has also written several acclaimed biographies such as "Fred Archer", "The Sporting Empress" (Elizabeth of Austria), and a biography of Surtees whose works along with those of Kipling, were Snaffles' favourites. Rupert Collens, an ex-Cavalry Officer, has participated in most sports which Snaffles depicted and is now a leading dealer in several of our other 20th century British Sporting Artists.

Title: Snaffles on Hunting

Author Name: Welcome, John; Collens, Rupert; Foreword By Michael Clayton

Illustrator: Illustrated

Categories: FOX HUNTING,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, The Lambourne Press: 1989

ISBN Number: 0951369741

ISBN Number 13: 9780951369746

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Unsigned limited run of 175 volumes

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 46512

Keywords: Fox Hunting, Fox-hunting, Field Sports, British Blood Sports, Sporting Humour, Satire, Page, Charlie Johnson Payne, ,