The Torrance-Clendennin Episode and Other Horse Stories

By: Levey, Clarence D. (Melville)

Price: $100.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


Exceedingly rare first edition, a presentation copy with the following stamp on the head of the dedication pg: Compliments of the Rider & Driver Pub, Co. 1441 Broadway, New York. 154 tight, slightly age-toned pages. Delicate beige/cream floral endpps darkened at extrems, hinges fine. Much sought, gift quality first edition in paper covered boards with a dame riding side saddle on frt board. Red cloth covered backstrip has no title. Upper tip of frt cover outer layer of paper chipped, all tips bumped and rubbed but clearly not an eyesore (see image). Title inside reads as follows: The Torrance-Clendennin Eprisode and The Melville Letters or Racing, Hunting, Steeplechasing, Clubs and Club Life, Etc. Also printed on title page: "Pastime for princes! prime sport of our nation. Strength in their sinew, and bloom on their cheek; Health to the old, to the young, recreation; All for enjoyment in the hunting field seek. Eager and emulous only, not spiteful, Grudging no friend, though ourselves he may beat: Toil just sufficient to make slumber sweet". Illust with black line drawings, small vignettes, some florals at chapter headings, endings, etc. No full page plates. Index: The Torrance-Clendennin Episode (Thrilling hunt adventure, worth the price of the book alone)/ Diana on Horseback/ With the Foxhounds/ The Objects of Racing/ American and English Horses/ Anecdotes of the Turf/ Hints for Drivers/ Experts on Horseback/ Horse Dealers' Tricks/ Pranks of English Bloods/ English Turf Stories/ Clubs and Club Life/ They Ride to Hounds/ Falconry in England/ Across Hill and Dale/ Riders of Good Stock/ The Thoroughbred's Decline/ Jockeys and Racers/ Racing as it Was and Is/ Retrospect/ With Fox and Hounds, Here and There/ Canines' Fine Points/ Whips of High Degree/ Our Social Skeletons/ Stories from the Stables/ Dining at the Clubs/ Farming for Pleasure/ The Decline of the Thoroughbred, (Second Letter).

Title: The Torrance-Clendennin Episode and Other Horse Stories

Author Name: Levey, Clarence D. (Melville)

Illustrator: Illustrated

Categories: FOX HUNTING,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Privately Published: 1892

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 44273

Keywords: Fox Hunting, Foxhunting, British Field Sports & Pastimes, Falconry, Horse Dealers, Jockeys, Thoroughbred Racing Past & Present, ,