The Foxhunter's Week-End Book

By: Brock, D.W.E., M.F.H.

Price: $35.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


Undated first edition hardcover in yellow cloth covered boards with brown cloth covered backstrip and 1" over gutters and boards. Paper spine title label is complete, boards show even handling soil, tips and spine ends bumped but not rubbed, illustrated endpps, 374 pp text has it's top edge dyed brown, rest is tight, bright and unmarked save for a few tiny soil dots on edge of page block. No date, circa 1945. Compact size: 7 1/4" By 5" . Original, lightly and evenly surface soiled cream background illustrated dj in new mylar shows a few small chips at head of spine and a half inch closed tear at head of frt gutter but still displays well. Illustrated with charming soft line drawings of various hunting implements, scenes, etc by Helen MacGregor. This is the *one* book you'll take with you on vacation that will keep you entertained with a myriad of topics pertaining to horse ownership and management, foxhunting, sporting prose, hunt racing and more. Contents includes: Index to Authors, Index of Sources, Index. "Fox-hunting shows me the countryside. It shows me the dawn gently unwrapping the mist-enshrouded corn-stocks on Ramshorn Down; It shows me the flash of the king-fisher between the gorse-covered banks of the Clodiagh, and "Paddy the Bobber" poaching salmon on the lovely Suir; It shows me the hop-pickers at work at Suckley and the old-year lambs at Jevington; It shows me the stone tramway along which London Bridge once was carried across the heart of Dartmoor, and the ten plough teams at work near Tawsmead; It shows me the wild white cattle of Chillingham, and the sweet-breathed, unruffled, dairy cows of the Dauntsey Vale. Always it shows me the country, the country ways and the country men. And those are all, to me, as vital parts of fox-hunting as the fox, the hound, or the horse. The other half-foundation of my fox-hunting shrine is the foxhound. Analysing my affection for him I find that it is based upon the sum of virtues which we look for but so seldom find in our fellow-mortals, and upon the absence of vices which so mar our fellow-mortals (but of which we, of course, are wholly deficient). "Faith, Hope, and Charity"; Gentleness and Courage; Dignity and Manners; Loyalty and Public Spirit; Intelligence; Honesty-the foxhound has them all.

Title: The Foxhunter's Week-End Book

Author Name: Brock, D.W.E., M.F.H.

Illustrator: MacGregor, Helen

Categories: FOX HUNTING,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Seely, Service & Co. Ltd:

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: 12mo - over 6

Seller Id: 47002

Keywords: Foxhunting, Fox Hunting, Field Sports, Compilation works,