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Hunting Reminiscences

By: Nimrod (Charles James Apperley)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Rudolph Ackermann: 1843

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40541

Condition: Good+


First edition, solid reading copy in green leather over green cloth boards with ruled gilt trim. Five raised bands with gilt embellished panels on somewhat sunned spine. Corners & spine ends bumped and rubbed, gutters starting 1 inch at head and foot, still looks great on the shelf. Marbled end papers, inner hinge split but page block holding fine. 332 pp. Former copy of Dr. William J. Lay M.F.H. w/ownership sig on preliminary page. 32 illustrations, including 9 hunting maps with vignettes at head. Apperley's "expert knowledge and social status made him an invaluable recruit to the... View more info

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Hunting Reminiscences

By: Nimrod (Charles James Apperley)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Rudolph Ackermann: 1843

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45579

Condition: Good


First edition 1843, originally published separately as Masters of Hounds, The Crack Riders and Hunting Countries of England 1842. Solid copy in green embossed fabric with gilt huntsman jumping a timber fence on frt board, spine sunned and rubbed at periphery. Corners & spine ends bumped and rubbed, rear gutter starting 3.5 inch at head. Cream endpapers with H.T. Cooke, High St. Warwick stamped at upper edge and armorial bookplate of Thomas Aloysius Perry, British horticulturist on frt pastedn. Foot of rear pastedn has a tiny vintage sticker stating: Bound by Westley's and Clarke London. 3... View more info

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The Chace, The Road and The Turf

By: Nimrod Charles James Apperley; Introduction By W. Shaw Sparrow

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1927

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 17417

Condition: Very Good


Brown scrolled buckram boards with black framed title and call letters on backstrip. Tight, bright retired library copy with a few chips in a couple of the rear page margins from careless opening, no text affected. Fep removed, pocket present. One color plate missing (The Darley Arabian). A new edition with an introduction by W Shaw Sparrow and illustrations after Francis Barlow, George Stubbs, John Wooton, Tom Richardson, Henry Alken, F C Turner, James Pollard, G Harvell, J F Herring, Wildrake & Thomas Bewick. 231pgs. 8 color, 8 monochrome plates. One color plate with a cello tape repaired cl... View more info

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Gone Away with O'Malley

By: O'Malley Knott, M; with Page Cooper

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co.: 1944

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 41499

Condition: Very Good


Gift quality stated first edition hardcover in red cloth boards with browned Knott obit. news clipping laid in. Book lightly sunned at spine showing bumped ends, board tips still sharp. Faint watermark along top edge of boards, 280 page text has top edge dyed red and is tight and bright w/lovely red/white endpapers and dust jacket illustrated by Paul Brown, along with a myriad of black and white line drawings throughout. Professionally photo-reproduced dust jacket in new mylar shows sunned spine and a 1/2 inch chip at head of rear gutter area, some light color loss but no other chips. Displa... View more info

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Squire Osbaldeston His Autobiography

By: Osbaldeston, George edited, with Commentary, by E.D. Cuming and with an Introduction by Theodore Cook

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head: 1926

Edition: Third Printing

Seller Id: 20233

Condition: Good +


Corners bumped and rubbed, cloth soiled. Text a tad wavy from past moisture. No musty smell. Front hinge nearly separated, pencil name on frt pastedn. Serviceable reference copy. 260 pp, 16 color plates, 75 illustrations and a map. One plate loose and laid in without damage. Great illustrations of horses, hounds and the sort of people who rode after the fox in Regency England. While Napoleon triumphed in Europe, George Osbaldeston (1787-1866) was master of hounds at Brasenose College, Oxford, itself an institution with a notable sporting reputation. At the dawn of the railway age in 1831 he fa... View more info

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Over The Open

By: Page, H. S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28446

Condition: Good


Limited numbered edition #100 of 1000 copies. Boards bumped and barely brushed at tips, head of spine cloth has two tiny breaks, rear board watermarked with discoloration at foot, inner hinges fine, 155 pp text tight but rippled and lightly watermarked w/ water spots on bottom half of most pages. Solid reading copy. Reminiscences of the field including: Young idea; Salad Days; Bulldogs; Horses & Whatnot; Visitors of Distinction; Qualified Hunters; Hounds & Quarry. View more info

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The Flying Parson and Dick Christian

By: Paget, Major Guy, D.L.

Price: $48.00

Publisher: England, Edgar Backus: 1934

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 44821

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition in dark green cloth with barely bumped (not rubbed) tips, spine ends bumped with 2 small splits in cloth at head. Mapped rep. No names, tears or soil. 292 pp Incorporating "The Druid's" Chapters from "Silk and Scarlet," and "Post and Paddock," and several hitherto unpublished letters from George Osbaldeston. 40 full page illustrations by Charles Simpson. 14 in color, plus b/w vignettes. View more info

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The Lonsdale Anthology of Sporting Prose & Verse. Volume XII (Twelve) SIGNED

By: Parker, Eric; Editor

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Seeley, Service & Co.: 1932

Edition: Limited/Numbered

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 44668

Condition: Very Good


First edition, signed and numbered by Eric Parker, #61 of 110 copies, which only 100 were offered for sale. Includes a professionally reproduced, price clipped dust wrapper in new mylar. Limp, lightly padded red leather boards with gilt L and crown on cover (along with small abrasion/color loss dot over it). Gilt titles on spine, spine ends rubbed, top edge gilt, ribbon marker bound in. Blue/cream marbled endpps. 376 pp. Tipped in color frontis and numerous b/w plates within. Poems include: Fox Hunting, Cricket, Angling, Stalking, Shooting, Big Game, Polo, Pig Sticking, Horse Racing, Fo... View more info

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Pilot The Hunter

By: Peel, Hazel M.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Franklin Watts, Inc: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46184

Condition: Good


First US edition hardcover exlib working copy in red paper covered boards shows tape marks from dj on boards. Bright black title spine Tips and spine ends bumped but not rubbed through. Front free end paper removed, tasteful presentation plate on half title, One lib stamp on each side of page block, No names, tears or soil in the 172 pp text. Original, price clipped dj has a light watermark along rear gutter area, shows beautiful wrap-around art of a paint or pinto horse hunting scene and has small ink gift dedication on frt dj flap, shows small chips at tips but displays well in new myla... View more info

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Hard Up On Pegasus

By: Pollard, Hugh B. C.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: MA, Houghton Mifflin: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45232

Condition: Very Good


First edition in near VG orange/black cloth boards with some light surface soil and lightly rubbed tips. Internally fine, profusely illust with 12 full color plates plus color frontispiece. with an add'l 31 b/w illustrations. Uncommon dj is a professional reproduction that displays well in new mylar. 208 pp, two carelessly opened with two chips but no loss to text. Chapters include: The Opening Meet/ The Show Card/ Point-to-Pointers/ Horse Please/ School Days/ Professor Pony/ Mode and the Moss-Trooper/ Mares' Nests/ Woolworth Horses/ A Platonic Dialog/ A Point of View/ A Marriage Has Been Ar... View more info

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Quorn Hunt To Commemorate the Opening of the New Kennels at Kirby Bellairs June 1991

By: Quorn Hunt (The)

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Leicester, England, AB Printers Limited: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46292

Condition: Near Fine


Rare 16 pp stapled booklet illustrating the planning, design and construction of the new home of the Quorn foxhounds. Shows light wear from storage, tips not exactly straight. No ownership marks, tears or soil inside. Many b/w & color photos along with a bit of hunt history. Large item measures nearly 12 in tall x 8.25 in. Great item for collectors of foxhunting history and ephemera. From Pawdy Cross Roads to Kirby Bellars, considerable problems associated with the Kennels at Barrow on Soar, increasing traffic and mounting repair bills prompted the hunt to construct new and magnificent b... View more info

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The Noble Science A Few General Ideas on Fox-Hunting 2 Volume Set

By: Radcliffe, F. P. Delme; Revised, Corrected and Enlarged By William C. A. Blew, M.A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons Ltd: 1911

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 15116

Condition: Very Good +


Lovely pair of matching books in dark green cloth with elaborate gilt titles, Spine ends bumped and lightly rubbed, texts tight and bright. Gift dedication and cartoon dog drawing on fep, Tips bumped and brushed, head of spine cloth split from pulling off shelf, all spine ends bumped. 331 combined page count has untrimmed edges. Looks good on the shelf and filled with a myriad topics per the field and the chase. View more info

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Forrard-On!

By: Rancher

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 15687

Condition: Good


1st edition hardcover, no dj with the lightest bit of soil on foot of frt board, bit of faint age spotting on back strip. 1/3" closed tear in cloth at head of spine. 95 pp text clean. Poetry of the horse, the fox hunt and of riding cross country with 16 beautiful full page Lionel Edwards plates featuring Exmoor Ponies, horses and hounds, a rider leading his horse in the rain, jumping in rough country, a side-saddle rider trailed by a child on a pony all done in Lionel Edwards' lively style. View more info

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Tally-Ho Back!

By: Rancher

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 12268

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in orange cloth boards bumped and rubbed at tips, watermarked on outer edge of boards, text not marked. 101 pp text is clean, hinges tight and solid, no marks from former owners. 16 delightful pencil drawings by Lionel Edwards combine with melodic sporting prose throughout. View more info

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Foxhunting Formalities

By: Reeve, J. Stanley

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Privately Printed: 1959

Seller Id: 40835

Condition: Good +


Yellow card cover paperback with smoke darkened 3/4 of frt cover, text tight and bright. 20 pp. Solid copy of a much sought foundation volume on the sport of fox hunting. A must-have for the beginner. View more info

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Foxhunting Formalities

By: Reeve, J. Stanley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Privately Printed: 1959

Seller Id: 41592

Condition: Good +


Yellow card cover paperback with smoke darkened on outer edge of rear cover, text tight and bright. 20 pp. Solid copy of a much sought foundation volume on the sport of fox hunting. A must-have for the beginner. View more info

Fox Hunting Formalities Issued as a Supplement to "The Sportsman" Vol. VI - No. VI

By: Reeve, J. Stanley

Price: $35.00

Publisher: MA, The Sportsman Publishing Company, Inc.: 1929

Seller Id: 45929

Condition: Very Good


First printing paperback in buff colored card covers. A tall offering measures 12 1/5" x 9 5/8" wide. Bottom edge tatty, few micro closed tears, cover tips curled, 1 1/2" split at foot of spine on cover, head of spine rubbed, lightly 'mottled' on frt cover fore edge and rear cov near spine. All that to say that it sounds worse than it looks. Internally the stapled pages are secure, clean and unmarked, no names etc. A very informative and sometimes humorous introduction to the sport.. Includes 4 full page glossy color plates. 1: Thomas Oldaker mounted on Pickle with his houn... View more info

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Foxhunting Formalities

By: Reeve, J. Stanley

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, The Derrydale Press: 1930

Edition: First Limited Edition

Seller Id: 46736

Condition: Fair


1st limited edition. One of 990 unsigned, 8 7/8" tall hardcover volumes. A thin (55 page) volume in brown mottled paper covered boards made to look like leather with a bright gold gilt blind-stamped title on frt cover and backstrip. This is a serviceable working copy as the front board is detached and the entire volume shows color loss along all edges and tips. The FOX of FOXHUNTING on the back strip is missing, rest of title present and legible. 55 page block has numerous illustrations and an untrimmed fore-edge. Pictorial frontispiece and 26 other black and white, full page drawings ... View more info

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Covert-Side Courtship & "Rhubarb" SIGNED, LIMITED BOXED SET The Diary of a Gentleman's Hunter Slipcased Set

By: Reeve, Katharine Roosevelt & J. Stanley

Price: $100.00

Publisher: PA, Bright Books: 1988

Edition: 1st Limited Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Publisher

Seller Id: 45821

ISBN: 0944766021

Condition: Fine


Fine boxed set of hardcovers in red cloth covered boards with ruled gilt edges, a gilt hound "working" on front of Covert-Side Courtship and the mint condition slipcase, and a gilt bob-tail fox hunter in tack on the cover of "Rhubarb". Spine of slipcase has both titles in gilt and a rider's gilt silhouette from the chest up, wearing hunt cap and rider/hound at foot with Bright Books name. Other end is open and shows both book spines, displays beautifully from either end. Five full page b/w silhouettes in the by J. Stanley Reeve in "Courtship", and seven in "Rhub... View more info

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The Complete Foxhunter

By: Richardson, Charles

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 20232

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover 299 pp. Profusely illustrated with 42 wonderful full page b/w photos with color frontis and three others in color by Henry Alken. No foxing, hinges fine, text tight and bright. Tasteful bookplate on frt pastedn, tidy name on corner clipped fep. Embossed title on cover, bright gilt title on spine. Rare professionally reproduced dj in new mylar displays beautifully. We cannot begin to convey the importance of this work. Plenty of emphasis on the real workers of the hunt field.... the 'ounds. Fabulous photos and a very engaging text. Contents include: A Historical Sket... View more info