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Sport in War

By: Dawson, Captain Lionel, Royal Navy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 20241

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in green cloth boards sunned along spine edge and on rear quarters, corners bumped, tips lightly rubbed. Internally fine save for pencil name on fep. 98 pgs of crisp, heavy stock. Oversized tome in rare professionally reproduced dj with a lovely color plate on the frt panel. showing The Capture of Tom Crane. Two triangular chips, one at frt fold, one at foot of frt fore edge and loss at head of spine taking the word Sport with it, still displays well in new mylar. The British entertained themselves during the Crimean War & The Great War with everything from Pig Sti... View more info

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Hunting Without Tears

By: Dawson, Captain Lionel, Royal Navy

Price: $38.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd.: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40031

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in grey cloth with red titles bumped at extrems, moderate soil and rubbing. 112 pp tight and bright. Blk small remainder mark on foot of pg block, small red marker line on blank rep. Vint bookstore sticker on rear pastdn. Unclipped facsimile color dj shows heavy foxing and 1/2 in chip at head of spine, displays well in new mylar. 12 full pg b/w plates by Maurice Tulloch. The author, Hunting correspondent of the Daily Telegraph and Morning Post, writes for the benefit of seekers of fox-hunting knowledge. The phraseology of fox-hunting is strange and more complicated ... View more info

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The Sport of Our Ancestors

By: De Broke, Lord Willoughby Editor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Company Ltd: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 23503

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in red cloth boards with gilt title spine and fox with hunting hounds amidst oak leaves on frt board. 279 pp. Twenty tipped-in plates (four in color) on grey card . Red boards with gilt spine lettering lightly sunned, gilt titles still quite legible. Corners bumped but not rubbed. Text tight and bright with remnants of grey card now removed on blank fep. Age toning on endpps but overall interior condition is very clean. 'Of all field sports it can be claimed that the pursuit of wild animals by packs of Hounds served in the field by men mounted on horses is the most ex... View more info

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Dogs, Horses and Others

By: Digby, A.B.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, Arthur H. Stockwell, Ltd:

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 14348

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in dj. Charming memoir written by an Irish Priest about his love of the countryside and his horses & dogs afoot, astride and afield. Mustard paper covered boards w/matching illust as dj. Frt gutters starting 1/2 in at head & foot, surface soiled from handling, solid, clean text has ghosting from erased pencil price on fep. 58 pp w/no rear end paper or evidence of ever having had one. Photo-reproduced illustrated dj in new mylar displays very well. Very scarce. View more info

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Foxhunting In Texas

By: Dixon, Sandy; Brazos Valley Hunt MFH, Foreword by Charles I. Fletcher, MFH

Price: $28.00

Publisher: TX, Privately Published: 1998

Seller Id: 34846

Condition: Near Fine


72 pp tan card cover with green tape spine (as published), As new save for negligible soil mark on frt cov, and 4 micro fly specs on rear cov. Super into to the sport: Includes: Organization of the Hunt/ Hounds/ The Hunt Staff/ The Master and the Field/ Species of Quarry/ The Day Before/ Annual Traditions and Other Hunt Activities/ All About Amber/ Acquiring the Land/ Dealing with Anti's/ Glossary. View more info

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Men, Horses and Hunting

By: Dixon, William Scarth

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40009

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in red cloth with gilt title spine and publishers blindstamped urn in circle on rear board. 333 pp with vintage bookstore sticker on ft of rear pastdn. Tidy name on fep: Dr. William Lay, former MFH of Oakbrook Hounds, IL. B/w photo frontis of Dixon and 8 other full page b/w photo plates within showing steeplechases, close ups of locals: Father O'Flynn: winner of the Grand National and other shots. Top edge of pg block dyed red, others uncut. Some foxing on margins of preliminaries, internals clean. Chapters include: Some Childhoods Memories/ School Days and School Wa... View more info

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Fox-Hunting in the Twentieth Century

By: Dixon, William Scarth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blacklett, Ltd: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40012

Condition: Very Good


312 pp.18 b/w photographs. Internally clean and tight w/tiny vint bookstore sticker on frt pastdn and bit of light foxing on preliminaries including title page. Red cloth boards bumped and rubbed at tips, spine sunned but gilt title remains legible. Red cloth slightly soiled, remains a very presentable copy of a valuable hunting reference. An exhaustive compendium covering every aspect of the sport in the 20th cent including hunting on horseback and on foot, hound shows and hound-breeding, farmers and horses. The history of ten years includes: Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmoreland and Durha... View more info

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The Hertfordshire Hunt A Poem Dedicated to The Members and Supporters of the Hunt

By: Dragon

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, A.H. Bailey and Co.: 1880

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32171

Condition: Good


Exceedingly rare first edition. Red cloth boards with gold gilt titles fox mask w/crossed brushes, hunt whip and horn, with four silver gilt hunt buttons in each corner of frt cover. Board and page edges watermarked, text tight and not musty. No inscriptions. vintage bookstore sticker on rear floral pastedown. Front hinge tight, may have been glue repaired. Page block tight and holding fine. Middle of front endpaper starting. All edges gilt. 16 heavy leaves. Lovely foxhunting prose, an entire tale in rhyme mentioning some of the subscribers and their horses during the past season 1879-1880. View more info

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Hare & Hounds. The Aldenham Harriers

By: Edwards, Eric

Price: $28.00

Publisher: England, The Book Castle: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40166

ISBN: 1903747325

Condition: Near Fine


Fine 1st edition hardcover in fine dj. 240 pp plus publishers other book offerings in rear. Gift quality The detailed history of the Aldenham Harriers who hunt the area bounded by Bedford, Welwyn, Watford and Tring, with Luton in the middle. "Organized and legal hunting for hare within thirty miles of London is a remarkable thing, and yet it has been going on for 124 years. This book .tells the story of how it all came about: the people and places involved, the characters, the trials and the achievements of the followers of a pack of hounds kept .in the same kennel in Hertfordshire for fi... View more info

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Hunting Countries

By: Edwards, Lionel R.I.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40305

Condition: Near Fine


Brilliant 1st edition paperback of a very uncommon collection of hunting art by L.E. in ecru card covers. No date, circa 1930's, 48 pp. One print of each hunt save for two each of The Buccleuch and two of The Bicester. Printed on glossy white paper, each print measures 3 x 4.5" with title and location below in a white border, entire page measures 4.75 x 7 1/4". A sample art catalog of a series of Hunting Pictures in color from original drawings by Lionel Edwards. The prices listed on page one take our breath away! Remarque Proofs, limited to 50 copies of each were View more info

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Seen From The Saddle

By: Edwards, Lionel R.I.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45017

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition oversized hardcover in green cloth with gilt title spine, no dj. Faint dust mark half inch up from foot of frt board. Former owners name on fep. Foxed fep, remainder clean. A book of illustrations and descriptions of over 14 hunts in England, Ireland and Scotland. Unpaginated. 45 full-page b&w drawings by Edwards, opposite each of which is a half page of text on that particular Hunt and each text page also carries a small line drawing by Edwards View more info

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Seen From The Saddle

By: Edwards, Lionel R.I.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45193

Condition: Very Good


Oversized green cloth hardcover first edition. Cloth lightly soiled near foot of both boards (no water damage), no names or tears. Foxed endpps, remainder clean. Original age-toned dust wrapper has soil and chips including three pieces missing from backstrip but is now protected in new mylar. A book of illustrations and descriptions of over 14 hunts in England, Ireland and Scotland. Unpaginated. 45 full-page b&w drawings by Edwards, opposite each of which is a half page of text on that particular Hunt; each text page also carries a small line drawing by Edwards View more info

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My Hunting Sketchbook

By: Edwards, Lionel R.I.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45194

Condition: Fair


Oversized 1st edition hardcover in beige cloth. Serviceable reading copy is soiled and rubbed along backstrip. Small hole size of icepick poked through front board and most pages (tipped in art unaffected). 28 pp. Inner hinge starting at foot of front but page block holding fine. Professionally reproduced dj has small chips at spine ends but displays well in new mylar. F ifteen tipped-in colour plates and drawings to tail of pages, with 'handwritten' titles to images. Hunts included are: The Cottesmore, The Whaddon Chase and The York and Ainsty. View more info

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A Leicestershire Sketch Book

By: Edwards, Lionel, R.I.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, The Haggerston Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44453

ISBN: 1869812077

Condition: Fine


Fine1st edition hardcover in green boards with sharp tips and spine ends. Glorious color plates and a multitude of pencil sketches within the pristine 109 pg text. This new edition of Lionel Edwards' book, first published in 1935, powerfully evokes the flavor of the inter-war years, even down to the 'new' conveniences of motorized horseboxes and public telephones, which helped to avoid the long ride home. The countries, and some of the characters, from a great period of the Quorn, Cottesmore, Belvoir, Fernie and South Atherstone leap off the page. View more info

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Famous Foxhunters

By: Edwards, Lionel, R.I., R.C.A.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode Limited: 1932

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45640

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in burgundy cloth boards with bright gilt titles. Age-toned professionally reproduced dust wrapper is quite dark on backstrip. Book is in VG shape but quite foxed on endpps and prelims as well as the verso blank plates Spine ends and lower frt board tip bumped, rest brushed. 103 pp with 33 plates by Edwards. Inner hinges fine, still a presentable copy despite flaws. Includes: Preface/ Intro/ Thomas William Coke, Ist Earl of Leicester/ Lord Darlington, 1st Duke of Cleveland/ John Warde/ Sir Thomas Mostyn/ "Gentleman" Shaw/ With Sir Thomas Mostyn's Hounds/ The... View more info

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A Sportsman's Bag

By: Edwards, Lionel; with an Intro by Crascredo

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd.: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44425

Condition: Very Good +


First regular edition in VG green cloth with bright gilt titles. Slight rubbing to extrems and bit of mottling to head of frt bd and outer edge of rear bd. No names, tears or soil but moderate foxing (one or two small specs in some plate margins but no plates affected and all plates are present). A superb gallery of Lionel's brush featuring field sports with plates having a comment by Lionel himself. List of Plates: His Grace The Duke of Beaufort, M..F.H. on Oxo (Frontispiece)/ Cubbing in the Woodlands/ The King's Highway/ Rounding Tattenham Corner/ The Off Season/ The Waters of Lethe/ Th... View more info

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A Fox Hunter's Scrapbook SIGNED

By: Enders, John O.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: CT, Privately Printed: 1945

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 31427

Condition: Very Good +


Foxhunting with hounds on foot. Signed/dated by author on half title page, limited to 500 copies, this is hand-numbered #204. Illustrated with b/w photos. Red cloth boards with gilt fox mask on cover VG. Fep neatly removed. 162 pp. Author's reminiscences with fox and hounds and sporting characters of the day. View more info

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Red Letter Days

By: Farrell, M.J.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 26290

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover written by Molly Keane using the pseudonym M.J. Farrel. Loaded with lovely side saddle beauties, cross country chases and country art by Snaffles. Bumped & rubbed tips, fep removed, former owners inscription on fep, vintage bookstore sticker on rear pastedn. DJ in new mylar is a professional reproduction and displays well. View more info

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Saddle-Room Sayings with Topics, Anedotes, and Stories of the Hunter, in Paddock, Stable, and Hunting Field

By: Fawcett, William

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Company Ltd: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38144

Condition: Very Good


Brown hardcover with bronze lettering has minimal wear with upper tip scuffed with color loss. Unclipped dj has several open tears & creases that have color loss. 124 pp. A wonderful tale of the life of the hunter, as a foal, as an unfinished youngster, as a leggy three-year-old, till he reaches the apex of his career - the hunting-field. View more info

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The Blean Beagles and Tickham Foxhounds

By: Fawcett, William

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, The Hunts Association: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44292

Condition: Very Good


1st printing rare stapled 22 pp paperback in lightly surface soiled card covers with black titles and red hare running on frt cov. Local adverts in red & blue ink on inside covers. Several pages at frt, rear and within of b/w adverts. Illust w/vintage b/w photos. First & last pg lightly foxed, internals fine. Actual book pages begin with a list of hunting calls on pg 6 and ends on pg 18. Staples slightly rusted, centerfold slightly soiled at inner margins. A pg of principal meeting places of the Bleen Beagles is included along with the Ten Commandments of Foxhunting. A 5 pg history of t... View more info