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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, as well as hunting with 300 British packs, has also hunted in France, South Africa and Russia. Uniquely qualified to author... 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. With notes upon Fox-Hunting in 1912, a comparative study, by The Right Hon. The Earl of Lonsdale, K.G., with some notes on pre... 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 British Isles and North America. The essays are arranged chronologically beginning with Edward, Duke of York (The Master of Game) a... 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, and the management of foxhounds in the field and kennel. Much of the book is also devoted to the care and management of "... 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

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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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The Fox That Walked on the Water

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

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 47064

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in olive green cloth covered boards with white title on spine and title w/fox mask on frt cover. Spine ends lightly bumped with a 1/4" split in the cloth at head, and micro hole in cloth at foot of spine along with sunning from chips present on dust jacket. Book tips are all sharp. 88 pp text is crisp without names or tears, just light foxing throughout. Inner hinge papers fine, page block tight. Un-clipped color illustrated dust jacket in new mylar is a professional reproduction that shows chips at tips and spine ends with 'The Fox' from the title now missing o... 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

ISBN: 0442035683

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

Chaseworld Foxhunting and Storytelling in New Jersey's Pine Barrens

By: Hufford, Mary T.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: PA, University of Pennsylvania Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40316

ISBN: 0812231325

Condition: New


Brilliant 1st edition in taupe cloth covered boards with white title on spine. Tips and spine ends sharp on book and glossy photo-illustrated dj showing Maryland hounds running a fox in Penn State Forest, near Chatwsorth, NJ. Perfect first edition for collectors or gift-giving. 219 pp. A couple of maps and several b/w photos including an interesting one of hunters casting hounds from the back of their pickup. A volume in the Publications of the American Folklore Society. Chaseworld is a study of the foxhunters who listen to hounds in the Pine Barrens of So. NJ. Mary Hufford examines the ac... 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