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The English Foxhound Kennel Stud Book of America. Volume The First #1 1884-1908 Containing a List of Eleven Packs of foxhounds Which Can Trace Their Entries Direct to the English Foxhound Kennel Stud Book Volume IX (9) 1922-1926

By: Higginson, A. Henry M.F.H.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: MA, A. T. Bliss & Co: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40006

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely red cloth boards lightly sunned with bumped and lightly brushed tips showing color loss, no major rub-through with gilt title on backstrip. Title continues: A List of Eighteen Packs of Foxhounds Which Can Trace Their Entries Direct To The English Foxhound Kennel Stud Book. Former copy of Dr. William Lay, former MFH of Oakbrook Hounds, his stamp on both endpps and pastdns. 109 tight bright crisp and unmarked pages with slight age-toning near spine edges in margins. Eccedingly rare volume, a must for any hound breeder or fancier of foxhunting history. View more info

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The Foxhound Kennel Stud Book of America (Consolidated) Volume V 1908-1930

By: Higginson, A. Henry M.F.H.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: MA, A. T. Bliss & Co: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40233

Condition: Very Good


Brilliant copy in burgundy cloth boards with gilt M.F.A. medallion on frt board and bright gilt title on spine. Tips bumped showing color loss, head of spine rubbed. No names tears or soil in the 231 pgs. Title continues: A list of forty-four packs of foxhounds owned or controlled by recognized and registered hunts and by members of the Masters of Foxhounds Association of America. More than suitable for gift giving or a collector's library. View more info

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British and American Sporting Authors Their Writings and Biographies

By: Higginson, A. Henry with a Bibliography Bu Sydney R. Smith and Foreword By Ernest R. Gee

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co. Ltd: 1951

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller Id: 29121

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely 1st British edition green cloth hardcover with dull but legible gilt titles on backstrip. Very light color loss at lightly bumped tips. No fraying. Name, two small bits of cello tape glue remnants and vintage bookstore sticker on frt pastedown from Sydney R. Smith Sporting Books Canaan, NY (Sydney Smith composed the Bibliography). Illustrated with b/w photos and art reproductions. A few check marks and some tidy marginalia in Bibliography in rear of book. An important reference that covers the subject and history of sporting books from 1373 through 1950. 443 pp. This book give biog... View more info

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An Old Sportsman's Memories 1876-1951

By: Higginson, Alexander Henry

Price: $65.00

Publisher: VA, Blue Ridge Press: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 38428

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in red cloth with gilt lettering has sun-fading along spine, upper tips are bumped & curled, lower tip is worn with boards showing and foot of spine has small chip with color loss. 304 pp text is clean without tears. This is the story not only of foxhunting, but life in general, and it makes one rather sad at times to think that several generations may pass without them being able to enjoy the good things of life as thoroughly and luxuriously as those of the older generation have experienced them. View more info

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The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes Hunting

By: His Grace the Duke of Beaufort and Mowbray Morris

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1891

Edition: 6th Edition

Seller Id: 15066

Condition: Good


Good condition 1891 6th edition hardcover showing bumped & rubbed extremties, boards slightly cocked. Pretty illustrated green endpp. Written on half title page that this was the Baker Memorial Prize presented by the Buckram Beagles to Clinton C. Bush April 1953. Also note from Jos. B. Wiley, MFH with his embossed initial stamp on foot of proper title page. 373 pp with occasional foxing throughout and more so on endpps. 54 illustrations in the text. Displays ok on the shelf. View more info

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The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes: Hunting

By: His Grace the Duke of Beaufort; Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire and W.G. Craven; The Hon F. Lawley; Coventry, Arthur; Watson, Alfred E.T.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: MA, Little Brown & Co: 1885

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: CS42530

Condition: Fair


1885 1st printing hardcover with bumped and rubbed extremities, backstrip quite rubbed w/barely legible title, rear board soiled. Solid black endpps, tissue guard at frontis foxed. Vintage bookstore embossed name on foot of fep. Beautiful colored illustrated print frontispiece and wonderful drawings inside. Text tight and bright with occasional foxing. 373 pp. A foundation work on the subject, includes: The History and Literature of Hunting; Beasts of the Chase; The Stable; The Kennel; Hunt Servants; The Horse; The Ride; The Shires; The Provinces; Hunting from London and the Otter and His Wa... View more info

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The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes: Hunting

By: His Grace the Duke of Beaufort; Watson, Alfred E.T.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1888

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller Id: 33821

Condition: Good +


Bumped and rubbed extremities, l floral endpps, foxing at fep and title page. Bookplate from The Country Club Brookline, Massachusetts on frt pastdn. Two vintage names/dates on second blank fep. Front hinge tender but not cracked. Beautiful colored illustration print next to title page. Full of wonderful drawings. Text tight and bright with occasional foxing. 373 pp. A foundation work on the subject, includes: The History and Literature of Hunting/ Beasts of the Chase/ The Stable/ The Kennel/ Hunt Servants/ The Horse/ The Rider/ The Shires/ The Provinces/ Hunting from London and the Otter and... View more info

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We've Been Thinking Hunting Reminiscences

By: Holden, Beatrice; Edited By Robert Colville, Preface By Guy Paget

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Skeffington and Son Ltd:

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27858

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely 1st edition red cloth hardcover with gilt title on spine, corners still sharp, no names or markings within. Professionally reproduced dj shows loss and chips with colorful Lionel Edwards foxhunting scene on front panel. 216 pgs. Lovely and rare fireside reading with chapters on foxhunting in England including Duke of Beaufort's Hounds, The Meynell Foxhounds, The Earl of Harrington's Hounds, Warwickshire Foxhounds, Lord Fizhardinge's Hounds, The South and West Wilts, The Quorn and the Pytchley, The Burton Foxhounds, The Metropolitain Mounted Police. Besides author, who died before publi... View more info

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We'll All Go A-Hunting Today A Sketchbook from the Hunting Field

By: Holiday, Gilbert

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, The Sporting Gallery Ltd. And The Medici Society Ltd: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37842

Condition: Good +


A wonderful pictorial hardcover has some mottled marks otherwise tips are tight and it shows well. 32 pages of tight text with no writing or tears but does have some age spots & yellowing. A sketch book from the hunting field. View more info

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Tails of Old Merthyr. A History of the Gelligaer Hunt 1898-1939

By: Holley, V. A.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: UK, D. J. Pryse & Son:

Edition: Possible 1st

Seller Id: 40656

Condition: Fine


Fine paperback in illustrated card covers slipped into a protective heavy vinyl book sleeve. 115 well illust history of foxhunting in Wales. Undated, circa 1970's Gift quality offering. View more info

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Not To Astonish Others The Story of the Avon Vale Hunt SIGNED

By: Holloway, Estelle; Foreword By The Duke of Beaufort

Price: $50.00

Publisher: England, Privately Printed: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 44454

ISBN: 0951210424

Condition: Fine


Gift quality 1st edition hardcover in cream paper covered boards with sharp tips and spine ends. Signed by author on title page, not to anyone in particular, just authors first/last name. Includes two inserts of other works by the author laid in. Unclipped dj has a brilliant painting of a fox's mask by Ann Seward, rear panel of dj shows a pair of hounds navigating a barbed wire fence. The title, Not To Astonish Others is a quote by John Jorrocks. Filled with b/w photos throughout the 142 pp text. View more info

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Irish Hurdles

By: Hudnut, Selma

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NJ, D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46483

Condition: Very Good


Probable first edition hardcover in green paper covered boards with gold hunt cap and shamrocks on frt board, gold title on spine. No DJ. Tight bright exlib with pocket and all pages present. One library stamp at foot of page block, a couple within the text. Spine ends bumped, tips still sharp. Illustrations convey there is a lot going on in this volume: encompasses many riding themes, including fox hunting, showing side saddle, polo, coming of age, puberty, early love, horses and boys. Irish is the name of her horse, imported from Ireland by her Irish Uncle. Their adventures together fi... View more info

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Thoughts on American Fox-Hunting

By: Hull, Denison B.; M.F.H. The Fox River Valley Hunt; Foreword By A. Henry Higginson, Esq.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: NY, David McKay Company: 1958

Edition: First Limited Edition

Seller Id: 40023

Condition: Fine


Limited, numbered 1st edition. #1037 of 1500 copies. Splendid copy in red cloth with bright gilt medallion of fox, foxhound, hunting horn and horseshoe encircled with a gilt hunting crop/thong. No slipcase. Corners sharp, not bumped or rubbed, innards fine. 191 pp loaded with wonderful line vignettes and b/w photographs throughout. Chapters include: About Hunting/ About Organization/ Clothes & Etiquette/ Horses/ Hounds/ Breeding/ Training/ Kennels/ Hunting the Hounds/ Some Afterthoughts. View more info

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Hounds And Hunting In Ancient Greece

By: Hull, Denison Bingham

Price: $28.00

Publisher: IL, The University of Chicago Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46335

Condition: Fine


Gift quality first edition hardcover in rust cloth covered boards with black line drawing of a Grecian man running with his hound holding a spear on his shoulder. Gilt title on backstrip is bright. Tips sharp, head of spine bumped, no names, tears or soil in the 239 pp text. Un-clipped dust wrapper in new mylar showing age toning along back strip and both outer gutter areas is complete and will protect this book going forward. Denison Bingham Hull began to read Greek in prep school and at Harvard, and since then he has impressively deepened his learning. As a hunting man, he was a comp... View more info

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The Irish Legend SIGNED

By: Hunt, Clifford J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: VA, The Hunting Box Inc: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 33910

Condition: Near Fine


Sharp 1st edition hardcover in green cloth. Upper fore edge slightly bumped, remaining tips and spine ends sharp. Author's presentation copy signed on fep "To: Elizabeth Sincerely Cliff Hunt" Well illustrated by famed local artist Custer Cassidy along with Laura E. Hunt. 206 pp plus glossary of equestrian terms in back. A fictional tale of the many happenings in the author's life fox hunting, trying desperately to keep the horse between him and the ground. View more info

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Peculiar Privilege A Social History of English Foxhunting, 1753-1885

By: Itzkowitz, David C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: England, The Harvester Press: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43764

ISBN: 0855270942

Condition: Good


1st edition red cloth hardcover with sharp tips and bumped spine ends shows light color loss along bottom edge. 248 pp text foxed on edge of page block and first few pages through intro. Personal dedication on fep. Unclipped dj in new mylar is a professional reproduction. Includes: 1. A Beginning. Hugo Meynell and Nimrod, Myth and Ideal. 2. The View From Within. Hunting People Before the Railways, The Railway Revolution, Hunt Countries, Masters and Servants. 3. The View From Without. Hunting and Rural Life, Foxhunters and Farmers, The Opposition. 4. An End. The Depression, Conclusion, A ... View more info

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The Great Hunts Foxhunting Countries of the World

By: Jackson, Alastair

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, David & Charles: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 36625

ISBN: 0715392573

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover is fine with negligible wear at tips of unclipped glossy dust wrapper, tiny tear with color loss at head of backstrip. 240 pp crisp and unmarked. Describing the state of the hunt today and its organization, this book aims to give a detailed survey of some of the great hunts in Britain and elsewhere. View more info

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The Sporting Adventures of Mr. Popple

By: Jalland, G.H.

Price: $115.00

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44374

Condition: Good


1st edition hardcover. Boards bowed and rubbed at edges, rust cloth backstrip soiled and rubbed at spine ends. Stapled page block rusted at staples, occasional finger soil in the margins, no page tears. No date but tidy gift dedication on fep is dated 1903. A super book for the hunter who has everything. Displays well on the shelf and will come in a protective heavy mylar, removable wrap to protect the boards from handling. Funny foxhunting tale in the same vein as Jorrocks, this time it's Mr. Popple who retires and decides to move to a hunting country and set up a stud for himself. He has... View more info

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Sport In Silhouette

By: Jelf, Wilfred

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28521

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover shows minor wear all round. No inscriptions. Professionally reproduced color dust-jacket unclipped, shows moderate wear and light soiling w/loss to head of backstrip. Introduction by Major General Geoffrey White. 110 pages including black & white illustrations. A collection of short stories surrounding famous horse racing and show venues (Ascot, Aintree, Tattersalls, National Hunt, Point-to-Point etc). View more info

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The Old Quarry Fox Hunt

By: Johnson, Elizabeth Harrover

Price: $22.00

Publisher: NY, Ives Washburn, Inc: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44331

Condition: Good +


Exlib 125 pgs. Green cloth boards in professionally reproduced unclipped dj with sunned spine, displays ok in new mylar. Pocket and all pgs present. Partial dj flap glued to fep. Good solid condition w/light bumps to spine ends and corners, wear and surface soil on boards. Text crisp with one small marginal smudge noted. VG green/brown illust dj by Sam Savitt displays well without chips or tears. Presentable reading copy. Charlie Chase, an amiable, wisecracking, somewhat mixed-up boy was spending more time in the principals' office than in the classroom. Staying with his grandparents until ... View more info