The Fox-Hunter's Bedside Book

By: Apsley, Lady

Price: $45.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


1st US Edition hardcover in red cloth boards with dull but legible gilt spine title on slightly sunned backstrip and bright gilt foxhound on frt board. Book shows sharp tips and bumped spine ends, tidy gift dedication on fep dated 1949. Exhaustive 584 pp text is printed on impossibly thin paper but has no marks, no tears, no soil, has been well cared for and is ready to provide hours of enjoyment because it is absolutely crammed with short stories, fox-hunting and sporting poems, quotes, and one-liners on the chase. Professionally reproduced, unclipped dust wrapper with art after an illustration by Cecil Aldin is off the Eyre & Spottiswoode, London edition but one cannot tell by looking at it as the foot of the dj spine has a barely perceptible red circle denoting E & S publishers. Jacket has blank endpapers, shows negligible wear at tips, has no tears or chips and displays beautifully in new mylar. Illus by Lionel Edwards with 27 line drawings. A compact compendium (7 1/8" x 4 1/2" x 7/8"), is perfectly sized to take on a plane or slip into a pocket for a portable sporting break whenever you desire. Plenty of stories here to entertain the field or armchair sportsman. An anthology of poems, anecdotes and quotations from a rich variety of fox-hunting literature from a wide range of contributors including Cecil Aldin, "B.B.", Duke of Beaufort, Wilfred Blunt, Winston Churchill, Lionel Edwards, Henry Fielding, "Mr Jorrocks", Rudyard Kipling, General Montgomery, "Nimrod", Will Ogilvie, William Shakespeare, "Snaffles", Arthur Stringer, R.S. Surtees, etc., etc.,.. The volume is divided into seven sections: The Sport of Fox-Hunting, The Hunting Country, The Fox, Hounds and Their Huntsman, Hunting Days, The Making of Good Sport and Fox-hunters All. Lady Apsley states in her introduction that "This has been a labor of love".

Title: The Fox-Hunter's Bedside Book

Author Name: Apsley, Lady

Illustrator: Edwards, Lionel

Categories: FOX HUNTING,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1949

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: 12mo - over 6

Seller Id: 46956

Keywords: Foxhunting, Fox Hunting, Field Sports, Foxhounds, Scent Hounds, Red Fox, Reynard, Lionel Edwards, Jorrocks, Snaffles, Surtees, Nimrod, et. al.,