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Image for The Silver Horn  Sporting Tales of John Weatherford

The Silver Horn Sporting Tales of John Weatherford

By: Grand, Gordon; Appreciation By E. OE. Somerville

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd.: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 42608

Condition: Very Good +


First edition green cloth boards with white titles, tips sharp, spine ends bumped, no inscriptions. 210 pp text tight and bright, hinge papers fine. Original unclipped illustrated dj chipped with loss, now protected in new mylar. "It is only once ot twice in a generation that a really great writer of hunting stories emerges. For such a writer must not only know foxhunting from A to Z, but also that there is more to foxhunting than in the mere hunting of the fox. Go... View more info

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Mr. Carteret

By: Gray, David

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Derrydale: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44333

Condition: Very Good


1st Derrydale limited, numbered edition #102 of 750 copies. hardcover showing surface soil and rubbing on red cloth boards. Red endpps, no names, tears. Bit of foxing on preliminaries, text tight and bright w/teg and untrimmed edges, backstrip title box rubbed but legible. 163 pp and 3 plates by Paul Brown. A solid working copy of volume 3 only of a 3 volume set with the following chapters: Mr. Carteret and His Fellow Americans Abroad/ How Mr. Carteret Proposed/ Mr. Car... View more info

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Dainty A Story of a Foxhound

By: Greaves, Ralph

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 23502

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition blue hardcover in like, photo-reproduced dust jacket. No former owners marks present, no tears, soil or defects within. Blue cloth boards lightly sunned, bright gilt title in black frame box on backstrip clearly legible. Rare professionally photo-reproduced dj in new mylar displays beautifully. Measures 9" along spine edge, 156 pgs of lively text and fabulous line illustrations by Lionel Edwards. ."There's a nice puppy," said Wiffen the Huntsman... View more info

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Never Outfoxed The Life of Benjamin H. Hardaway III By Himself

By: Hardaway, Benjamin H. III M.F.H.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: GA, Privately Printed: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 44659

ISBN: 0966015908

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition in pictorial, price-clipped dj. Light color loss to still sharp tips and spine ends. Else as new. Hefty oversized tome, add'l postage required. 377 glossy pages spanning the colorful life of this gifted hound breeder, foxhunter, husband, father and horse lover. Ben talks about: The Early Years: From Coonhounds to Foxhounds/ Moving Ahead: The Whelping of the Midland Foxhounds/ Building the Pack: Fine-Tuning Nose, Cry and Biddability/ The Foxhunter... View more info

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If St. Peter Has Hounds A Day with Every Mounted British Pack

By: Harvey, Tony; Foreword by Captain Ronnie Wallace M.F.H.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: England, Paul Rackham Ltd: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45822

ISBN: 0953442500

Condition: As New


1st edition hardcover in dark red cloth boards look fab, 309 pp text appears unread. Unclipped dj in new mylar sunned on spine and part of rear panel, no chips or tears. Author is a farmer from Suffolk. He was Master of the Easton Harriers from 1963-1968 and again from 1971-1988, A member of the master of Harriers and Beagles Assn. from 1963, for many years serving on the committee, and President of the Association in 1985-86. He is devoted to all forms of venerie and... View more info

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The Meynellian Science or Fox-Hunting Upon System

By: Hawkes, John Esq.; Right Hon. The Earl of Lonsdale, Major Algernon Burnaby D.L., L.H. Irvine, M.A.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Leicester England, Edgar Backus: 1932

Edition: Limited, Numbered First Edition

Seller Id: 45544

Condition: Very Good


Limited to 525 copies of this 500 copies are for sale, this being numbered #210. Solid copy in red moire cloth boards a bit splotchy, sunned at extremities. Foxing on endpps, top edge red, sunned backstrip with gold title still legible, gold huntsman/hounds blind stamped on frt board. 72 pg deckle-edge text is square and solidly bound showing former owner's bookplate on fep. Professionally reproduced dj in new mylar displays well despite small chips at periphery. W... View more info

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British and American Sporting Authors Their Writings and Biographies

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

Price: $50.00

Publisher: VA, Blue Ridge Press: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 17624

Condition: As New


1st edition green hardcover with Mr. Osbaldeston's Furrier in double gilt circle on frt cover, bright gilt title and fox mask on spine. As new, 443 pg unread copy in original glassine wrapper and mint condition green board slipcase. With a bibliography by Sydney R. Smith and a foreword by Ernest R. Gee. First edition. Illustrated biographical sketches. This book give biographical essays describing the lives and work of the most significant sporting authors of the Britis... View more info

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Letters From an Old Sportsman to a Young One

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

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co.: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31417

Condition: Fair


First regular edition published after the 1929 limited, numbered edition. 249 pp. Solid working bound in green cloth with gilt titles, corners and spine ends lightly bumped but not rubbed. 1 inch tall moisture mark at foot of both boards and page block. Illustrated cream and red endpapers show a sidesaddle huntress and field of horses in full flight. Advice, guidance, stories, anecdotes, from an experienced "old" English sportsman of fox-hunting, steeplechasing,... View more info

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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 First, 1884-1908

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

Price: $125.00

Publisher: MA, Frank L. Wiles: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 39942

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely red cloth boards with gilt title on backstrip. Former copy of Dr. William Lay, former MFH of Oakbrook Hounds, his stamp on both endpps and pastdns. 87 tight bright crisp and unmarked pages with slight age-toning near spine edges in margins. 1/2 in tear at head of title page, else fine. Very rare volume, a must for any hound breeder or fancier of foxhunting history. View more info

Image for 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

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.... 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

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 i... 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 t... 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 o... 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 St... 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/ T... 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 Wil... 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 pho... View more info