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The Hunt Country of America Then and Now 20th Anniversary Special Limited Edition 1967 - 1997 AUTHOR SIGNED

By: Slater, Kitty; Intro by Paul Mellon; Foreword by Miss Charlotte Noland

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Upperville, VA, Virginia Reel, Inc.: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 46311

ISBN: 096613866X

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality first edition hardcover in red cloth covered boards with sharp tips and spine ends. SIGNED by Kitty Slater on title page (no dedication or date, just her first and last name). Measures 12.5" x 9 .5" x 1" , 234 pp. Will require additional funds for priority mail or international destinations. Please email before placing your order. A full circle to the work that Kitty began in 1967 when she wrote The Hunt Country of America, which sold out in four months. Profusely illustrated with over 250 color and black & white photography, this volume has delineated, expande... View more info

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The Life Of A Fox Written By Himself And Extracts From The Diary Of A Huntsman

By: Smith, Thomas Esq., Ex-M.F.H. Craven, Pytchley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1896

Edition: New Edition

Seller Id: 39745

Condition: Very Good


New edition in red marbled boards in half velum with worn but legible rust leather spine label. All edges bumped, shelf wear on boards but no major fraying. Top edge rich gilt, others untrimmed. 304 pp, endpps foxed, tissue guarded colored plates by G.H. Jalland and line drawings by the author. 14 illust in all. Endpapers quite foxed but innards quite clear. Dark green endpapers bearing the bookplate of The Reverend Windham de la Poer Beresford-Peirse, as well as William Proctor Baker of Brislington, Somerset. The former was a member of British Peerage b. Nov 1858- d. Sept 1940. William... View more info

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The Magic of the Quorn

By: Smith, Ulrica Murray; Foreword By HRH Prince Charles

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32002

ISBN: 0851313620

Condition: Fine


Brilliant green hardcover with bright gilt titles, sharp tips and spine ends. Former owner's name/date on fep, price clipped dj in new mylar bumped at top edge, else as new. This is the first edition, 8 3/4" tall at spine, 94 pp. Many wonderful b/w photographs from yesteryear as well as line drawings well peppering the lively text. This is a unique account of foxhunting in Leicestershire by Ulrica Murray Smith, who has been Joint-Master of this famous pack for more than 21 years. Her personal view of hunting in this superb hunting country from the 1930's to the present day is spiced with h... View more info

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More Bandobast

By: Snaffles, (Payne, Charlie Johnson

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 19224

Condition: Very Good


Light surface wear and soil to cream linen cloth boards, innards fine, no inscriptions, tears or soil. Card laid in stating that the original drawings by "Snaffles" contained in this book will be exhibited during October 1936 at The Sporting Gallery, 70 Jermyn St. London. DJ in acid-free mylar sleeve is a professional reproduction showing only one 1" x 1" bit of loss at foot of rear panel which affects nothing (no text or drawing damaged due to loss). Approx 104 pp with 12 leaves of color mounted plates. Snaffles was born Charlie John Payne in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire ... View more info

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Osses and Obstacles

By: Snaffles, (Payne, Charlie Johnson

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 23968

Condition: Very Good


1st edition oversized volume measuring 12 1/2" at the spine edge, has 100 unpaginated leaves without tears or soil. Beige cloth boards show lightly bumped tips (not rubbed through) and slight darkened beige cloth at extremities. Tiny bit of glue rems near foot of spine on front board cloth. Original DJ in new mylar has small chips at spine ends but still displays well. A lovely compilation loaded with full page and vignette drawings of men and women astride and aside all in search of Charles James and the various natural obstacles encountered by these brave and foolish souls, followed by a... View more info

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Osses and Obstacles

By: Snaffles, (Payne, Charlie Johnson

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 23969

Condition: Good


1st edition oversized volume measuring 12 1/2" at the spine edge, has 100 unpaginated leaves without tears or soil. Beige cloth board tips rubbed with slightly darkened beige cloth at extremities. DJ in new mylar is a professional reproduction that is darkened w/age but still displays well w/small chips at spine ends. A lovely compilation loaded with full page and vingnette drawings of men and women astride and aside all in search of Charles James and the various natural obstacles encountered by these brave and foolish souls, followed by a short chapter on the hell-raising sport of H... View more info

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Four-Legged Friends and Acquaintances

By: Snaffles, (Payne, Charlie Johnson

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 23970

Condition: Very Good


1st edition in dj. Cream linen hardcover with bright brown title on back strip, boards lightly bowed. 96 pg text crisp and unmarked. Original dj in new mylar shows bits of loss but displays very well. "Glancing back through the years of my life," writes Snaffles, "I feel that I have been a very lucky fellow indeed to have acquired such memories, and the drawing of them has added, with compound interest, the pleasure these reflections have brought to me in reliving these incidents." Includes many of his favorite fox hunters, racers & chasers, scruffy hunting terriers and lo... View more info

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A Half Century of Memories

By: Snaffles, (Payne, Charlie Johnson)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44816

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover with barely a trace of soil board extremities, fep removed, light foxing on paste downs & copyright pp, 95 pp text fine. Original dust wrapper shows bits of loss but still displays well. Fabulous art by Snaffles. Includes fox hunting, pig-sticking, military art and much more. View more info

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Slipper's ABC of Fox Hunting

By: Somerville E. OE., M.F.H.

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, New York & Bombay, Longman's, Green & Co: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27708

Condition: Very Good


Solid copy with bumped corners and splotchy rear board, few rubs to cloth on backstrip, tips brushed, one small poke through cloth on front board near front gutter. Inner hinges fine, spine cracked at title page, page block tight and going nowhere. Dedicated in token of ancient friendship to The West Carbery Hounds (as published, not handwritten) VG. 1st ed. of this charming alphabet printed on one side of the page on high quality paper. Each letter has a 4 line verse faced by a fabulous full page colored engraving by the author (20 illus. in all). Done in the style of Cecil Aldin with image... View more info

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Mount Music

By: Somerville E. OE., Ross, Martin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Longman's, Green & Co: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 29089

Condition: Very Good


1st edition 339 pp. Green cloth with black titles. Gilt title on backstrip. Corners bumped and lightly rubbed, spine ends rubbed with tiny tears in cloth. Displays well nonetheless. A solid copy with personal embossed ownership stamp on fep, vintage bookstore sticker on rear pastedown, no writing. First US edition. Typically charming, gently humorous novel of horses and hounds in Ireland by two cousin authors. Violet Florence Martin is Martin Ross and "Edith" Somerville who were best known to contemporary readers as the authors of the books on which "The Irish R. M." series of ... View more info

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The Sweet Cry of Hounds

By: Somerville, E. OE.; Ross, Martin

Price: $38.00

Publisher: MA, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33621

Condition: Very Good +


First American Edition, Illustrated by E. OE. Somerville. Backstrip sunned with ends slightly rubbed on red cloth boards. Internally fine with some light foxing throughout, more on endpp. Original unclipped DJ shows surface wear from storage, small chips at extremities and a small triangular chip at head of rear panel. Displays well in new mylar. 132 pp. Wonderful accounts of following the fox with horse and hounds. Mikey-Dan is a boy through whom the reader experiences the realities of foxhunting. Set in Ireland. View more info

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The Sweet Cry of Hounds

By: Somerville, E. OE.; Ross, Martin

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. LTD.: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34843

Condition: Fine


Fine first edition, Illustrated by E. OE. Somerville. Original navy cloth with paper label gilt title on backstrip. Corners sharp, spine ends lightly bumped. Internally fine with no foxing, names or soil. Professionally reproduced unclipped dj is red and cream with black lettering showing age toning but no loss. Displays beautifully in new mylar. 132 pp. with 4 full-page illustrated plates including frontispiece, and 17 further in-text illustrations by the author, Edith Somerville Wonderful accounts of following the fox with horse and hounds. Mikey-Dan is a boy through whom the reader exper... View more info

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The Terrier's Vocation

By: Sparrow, Geoffrey; M.C., T.D., F.R.C.S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, J.A. Allen & Co.: 1961

Edition: Second Edition

Seller Id: 44447

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition hardcover in sage green cloth with gilt titles have sharp tips and lightly bumped spine ends. Tidy gift dedication on lightly foxed fep. 118 pp text tight and bright with numerous illustrations by the author and copies from old prints. Contents include: A Terrier's Job/ His Origin/ The Show Terrier/ The Working Sort/ Getting a Pack Together/ Choice of Type/ Breeding/ Management/ Early Training/ Rat Catching/ Cub Hunting/ The Sound of the Horn/ The Terrier Man/ The Fox, The Badger and the Otter and the Hunting of Them, with special reference to the Terrier/ Badger Digging/ Cho... View more info

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The Way of a Fox

By: St. Ledger-Gordon, D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, The Scientific Book Club: 1952

Seller Id: 43110

Condition: Very Good


Brilliant copy in yellow cloth boards, tips sharp, spine ends bumped, Professionally reproduced dj in new mylar displays well. 192 pp, pg block lightly foxed. Chapters include: The Fox of Fantasy/ The Real Fox/ The British Fox/ How Foxes Live/ Relations with Cats and Dogs/ Green Highways/ The Beast of the Brushwood/ The Evolution of a Fox-Earth/ Individual Foxes/ Problems for the Vixen/ How Foxes Die/ The Beast of the Chase/ The Evolution of Fox-Hunting/ Fox-Hunting To-Day/ The Future of Fox-Hunting. Includes 9 b/w glossy photo plates. View more info

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Hunting Countries

By: Stewart, F.A.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons:

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33361

Condition: Good


1st edition hardcover in red cloth with gilt title and huntsman landing over a hedge front board. Light soil, faint cup ring, spine cloth missing, tips rubbed w/boards showing. Inner hinges tender but not split, text tight and bright w/occasional finger soil on margins. One 3/4" closed tear on foot of contents page. All plates present. No date, circa 1935. 85 pp with a myriad of b/w illustrations and 12 full page color plates with light foxing in margins but still suitable for framing. Included is a professionally reproduced dust wrapper that shows little loss at spine ends but displays ... View more info

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Saddle Room Songs

By: Stirrup-Cup

Price: $38.00

Publisher: London, John White, Stroud: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31855

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in red paper with grey cloth spine and black lettering. Boards somewhat soiled w/a chip on the red paper that has been touched up with red marker. Tips bumped but not excessively rubbed. 56 pg text crisp and bright without names or tears. Light foxing on endpapers. 20 sporting poems and songs of the countryside, race track, field and fox. Includes: Dedication/ Haydon Days/ Waterford Fair/ The Dealer Buys/ The Dealer Sells/ The Run of the Season/ Unclean/ Cubbing/ The Pitman's Derby/ Blencathra/ A Passing/ Down Berkeley Way/ Little Red Fox/ A Berkeley Toast/ A Hunting Son... View more info

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On Drag-Hunting

By: Strawson, John

Price: $17.00

Publisher: England, J. A. Allen: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34871

ISBN: 085131757X

Condition: Near Fine


Fabulous green hardcovers w/lightly bumped tips and spine ends. Unclipped glossy illust dj in new mylar displays beautifully. Illustrated with photos and art plates by Snaffles, Lionel Edwards, John King, Gilbert HOliday and others. 215 pp. Oversized coffee table sized tome will not fit into a flat rate envelope, add'l postage may be required. Chapters include: Drag-hunting - a Prologue/ Horse and Hound/ The Chase/ State of the Game/ The Household Brigade Draghounds, The Royal Artillery Drag/ The Best of my Fun/ Love in the Drag-Hunting Field/ Four-Legged Friends/ Hosses, Dawgs, and Men/ D... View more info

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Songs Of The Fell Packs

By: Style, D. C. W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cumbria, UK, Melbreak Hunt Club Horse Show Committee: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45796

Condition: Very Good


1st edition soft cover in illustrated red card covers with a 3/4" round sticker pull and glue mark on upper cover. Cover pulling at lower staple but still holding. Cover sunned at periphery. 80 pp text is crisp and unmarked. No illustrations within. Includes words for 102 songs put to 9 familiar tunes from some of our most favorite sporting poets like Will H. Ogilvie, G. J. Whyte-Melville, Henry Fielding, D. P. Todd Kendal, W. H. Marshall M. F. H. and many more. This collection consists mainly of songs and ballads relating to the Fell Foxhound Packs of Cumbria, UK. The songs repres... View more info

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Elements of Hunting

By: Summerhays, R.S.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1950

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller Id: 43512

Condition: Very Good +


2nd edition hardcover in red cloth with gilt titles, corners sharp, spine ends bumped and lightly rubbed, name on age toned frt end paper. 120 pp unmarked w/16 full page b/w illustrations by Lloyd. Contents: Foreword/ The Hunter/ The Price/ The Clothes/ The Meet/ The Jumps/ The Farmer/ The Larker/ The Fox/ The Hound/ The Huntsman/ The Whippers-In/ The Cup-Hunt/ The Stag-Hunt/ The Line, The Etiquette/ The Language. View more info

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Handley Cross or Mr. Jorrocks Hunt

By: Surtees, R. S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 17638

Condition: Very Good +


Lovely red cloth boards with sunned extremties. (First Edition in this form). 667pp, Gilt spine title on black square, "1930" and small horse head vignette in gilt at base of spine. Top edte gilt. Text fine, no inscripions. View more info