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American Foxhunting An Anthology

By: Mackay-Smith, Alexander MFH

Price: $48.00

Publisher: VA, The American Foxhound Club: 1970

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 49642

Condition: Near Fine


No. 801 of 2,500 copies printed. 212 pp. Near fine hard cover (red cloth with black and gold titling on spine and front cover. Boards show a touch of color loss at still sharp tips. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by Alexander Mackay-Smith facing title page. B&w photos, reproductions. A collection of 79 stories, poems, etc. including: The Gloucester Fox Hunting Club; The Ravensworth Fox; A Pastry Cook Foils the Baltimore Pack; A Virginia Foxhunt of 1833; A Three Days' Hunt in Delaware; Foxhunting in Mississippi's Maryland Settlement; The First Red Fox in Georgia; Foxhunting in Canada; Fo... View more info

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The Galway Blazers Memoirs

By: Mahony, Edmund

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Galway, Ireland, Kenny's Bookshops: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 23345

ISBN: 0906312159

Condition: Very Good


Tight bright exlib with fep removed. 125 pp. Unclipped professionally reproduced b/w photo dj in new mylar looks nice and has no library call tags on backstrip. This Memoir is a delightful personal account of the Galway Blazers. Edmond Mahony is a life long foxhunter whose family has been associated with the Galway Blazers for generations, and he is therefore eminently well qualified to write this book. His first close acquaintance with the Galway Blazers was when he was nine years old, and he has "blooded" by Mr. Ikey Bell at his Grandfather's Covert at Ballinderry, Kilconnell. Hi... View more info

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The Galway Blazers Memoirs

By: Mahony, Edmund

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Galway, Ireland, Kenny's Bookshops: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46336

ISBN: 0906312159

Condition: Near Fine


ISBN says red cloth but this is definitely burgundy paper covered boards with barely bumped tips in a b/w photo illustrated, professionally reproduced dust jacket in new mylar showing some color loss along the front flap fold and tiny rub at head of frt flap fold displays well with b/w photographic wrap around view of the hunt on the move. A delightful 125 page memoir of this famous hunt by a man whose family has been associated with the Blazers for generations. This book gives a vivid insight into the life of generations of Galway foxhunters, and the Society to which they belonged. Briga... View more info

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Sporting Print

By: March-Phillips, Gus

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc.: 1938

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46768

Condition: Good +


Red cloth covered hardcover with bumped tips and spine ends. Cloth slightly mottled, Age-toned endpapers, 376 pp text is tight with occasional fingerprins in margins, Dedicated to M. & M. W. W. as published on fep for the season 1935-1936. Unclipped dj in new mylar is a professional reproduction that displays well. If you love open country - if the challenge and clash and skill of sport lure you - if the sight of straining hounds and spirited horses excites you - or if you simply want to read a good story, you will thoroughly enjoy this one. Victor Greenwood is Master of the Hunt. He i... View more info

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Exmoor Sporting & Otherwise

By: Marshall, H. J.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 36810

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover in blue cloth with yellow titles on spine. Boards bumped and lightly rubbed at tips. Mapped endpapers. 260 pp. No names, tears or soil. Unclipped illustrated dust wrapper is original with a chip at head of spine and matching dark spot at head of book spine. It displays well in new mylar showing 8 pt stag in black line drawing on frt panel with age toned aqua background. Frontis and nine other b/w illust by Edwards. Chapters include: Porlock in the Nineties/ The Squire of Oare/ The Badgworthy Deer Park/ Fred Heal and the Staghounds/ Hydrophobia in the Kennels/ The P... View more info

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Twixt Grass and Plough

By: Marson, T.B.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Sir Issac Pitman & Sons Ltd: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 12588

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in red cloth with bright gilt titles, front board a bit bowed, text tight bright and unmarked. 138 pp. A solid, well bound book. The true account of one man's search for Charles James and country pursuits of the day sprinkled with snippets of clever prose and four hunt maps. The book opens with this simple but earnest prayer "The choice of their Heart's Desire, a short life in the saddle, Lord, Not long life by the fire". The chapter titles are: When Millionaires Fall Out Poor Men Come Into Their Own/ Frank Freeman and the Pytchley, The Badby Wood Hunt/ Tact/ A... View more info

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Twixt Grass and Plough

By: Marson, T.B.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Sir Issac Pitman & Sons Ltd: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 36615

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in red cloth with bright gilt titles, tips remain fairly sharp, bit of fade on rear cover, text tight bright and unmarked. 138 pp without soil, writing or tears. The true account of one man's search for Charles James and country pursuits of the day sprinkled with snippets of clever prose and four hunt maps. The book opens with this simple but earnest prayer "The choice of their Heart's Desire, a short life in the saddle, Lord, Not long life by the fire". The chapter titles are: When Millionaires Fall Out Poor Men Come Into Their Own/ Frank Freeman and the Pytch... View more info

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My Day with the Hounds And Other Stories

By: Mason, G. Finch

Price: $120.00

Publisher: England, W. P. Spalding:

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 34898

Condition: Good


1st edition hardcover in yellow cloth boards with beveled board edges shows even all-over soil. This undated work is circa 1890. Plain black endpps, 213 pp text tight w/19 line illustrations and light foxing throughout. Chapters include: My Day With The Hounds/ The Fayre One With Ye Golden Locks/ Won By A Fluke/ Three Derby Week Sketches/ The Run Of The Season, And Its Consequences. View more info

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Hunting Sketches On The Run SIGNED

By: Matheson, Charles T.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: VA, Tantivity Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 40502

Condition: Fine


Brilliant copy in beige cloth boards, signed by Charley Matheson on title page. Not to anyone in particular, just first/last name. 94 pp as new save for micro dot of soil on lower fore-edge of page block. Tips and spine ends sharp. More than suitable for gift giving. A year in the field with the Orange County Hunt of Virginia, astride and afoot. Illust with water color and pencil art. View more info

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Cintra's Challenge Inscribed by Author

By: McIlvaine, Jane S.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: PA, Macrae Smith Company: 1955

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller Id: R46906

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing of the first edition. Gift quality hardcover in green illustrated cloth covered boards. Inscribed by the author on fep: "To ? ? Black - All best wishes for everything - Jane S. McIlvaine Middleburg 1962". If anyone knows to whom this book was inscribed to, (using 1962 as a clue), we'd be grateful to learn. Spine ends bumped, tips still sharp showing negligible color loss. Age toned endpapers, 219 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Gorgeous original dust jacket by Manning Dev. Lee is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. It shows a beautiful fall fox hunting scen... View more info

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In Full Cry

By: Meads, Jim

Price: $35.00

Publisher: England, Quiller Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44749

ISBN: 1904057268

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover in dust wrapper. Super clean 176 pp. Smashing color photos of foxhunting in the U.K. and America. In Full Cry captures the atmosphere and camaraderie of hunting, its characters, its hounds, the frightening fences and the spectacular falls and above all its tradition. Hunting is alive and well and goes forward 'in full cry'. View more info

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In Full Cry SIGNED

By: Meads, Jim

Price: $50.00

Publisher: England, Quiller Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 49640

ISBN: 1904057268

Condition: As New


Authors' presentation copy, signed: "To Frank Farmer with the Rockbridge Hunt, where I almost froze to death, but it was fun! Sincerely Jim Meads/ 08. 176 pp. As new in fine, unclipped dj in new mylar. Smashing color photos of foxhunting in the U.K. and America. In Full Cry captures the atmosphere and camaraderie of hunting, its characters, its hounds, the frightening fences and the spectacular falls and above all its tradition. Hunting is alive and well and goes forward 'in full cry'. View more info

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My Hunting World

By: Meads, Jim; Forewords by Michael Farrin and Benjamin Hardaway III, MFH.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Quiller Press: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45581

ISBN: 1899163530

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in near fine shape with bumped spine ends, tips still sharp with color loss as well as some color loss abrasion at head of frt board. Unclipped original dj in new mylar has color loss at tips. 176 pp as new save for occasional reading points from page turning. A stunning look into Jim's 50 years photographing field hunting both astride and on foot over all of the world. He has now attained the record of covering 500 hunts. View more info

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A Hunting Catechism

By: Meysey-Thompson, Colonel R.F.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44481

Condition: Good


1st edition in red cloth showing white fox mask on shield mount and white hunt whip under black title on frt bd. Back strip sunned but gilt title clear & legible. Rubs at head of spine. First edition with 1907 at foot of title pp. Frt board slightly bowed, tips bumped with color loss but no show-through, spine ends slightly bumped. No former owner's names, tears or soil.. No dj. 268 pp plus a dozen or so beautifully illust publisher's adverts w/several on ladies saddlery and custom dress. Chapters include: Intro/ Etiquette/ Accessories/ Hunting/ Stags/ Hares/ Hounds/ Hunters/ Riding to H... View more info

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A Hunting Catechism

By: Meysey-Thompson, Colonel R.F.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44705

Condition: Good


Tight bright hardcover in soiled peach cloth showing white fox mask on shield mount and white hunt whip under black title on frt bd. Back strip sunned & soiled but gilt title clear & legible. First edition with 1907 at foot of title pp. Boards slightly bowed towards page block, tips fairly sharp with color loss but no major rubbing, spine ends bumped. Not ex-library. Tidy former owner's name at head of soiled frt pastedown. 268 pp plus a dozen or so beautifully illust publisher's adverts w/several on ladies saddlery and custom dress. Uncommon volume intended for beginner fox hunters. Chapte... View more info

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Hunting Reflections for a Budding Sportsman

By: Monckton, Reginald Francis Percy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Privately Published:

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44663

Condition: Very Good


1st edition undated stapled paperback 7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. Circa 1930s. Rust on staples and surface soil along folded spine edge, 12 pp text crisp and bright. Opens with a poem by the author, the late F.A. Monckton entitled: The New Hunter. Continues with the following chapters: The Hunting Year/ Reasons for Supporting Hunting/ The Meet/ Hounds/ Coverts/ Holloaing/ Hunt Servants/ Damage/ Jumping/ Courtesy/ Ways In Which To Help Hunting. Ends with another short poem by Monckton and a Glossary of some hunting terms. A very uncommon hunting overview related in easy to comprehend terms for the n... View more info

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The Pink Coat or The Why's & Wherefore's of Fox Hunting

By: Mureau, Charles; Evans, David Sandford

Price: $15.00

Publisher: CA, Hill'n Dale Press: 1961

Edition: First Limited Edition

Seller Id: 43435

Condition: Very Good


Splendid 1st edition hardcover in red cloth with bright gilt titles. Limited edition. Former owner's sig on fep all text tight and bright. 40 pp. Original DJ in new mylar shows loss at head and foot of frt panel and spine. Wonderful b/w etchings within. Dedicated by the author to Jacqueline Kennedy (as published, not hand signed). Contents include: 1. Hounds, Foxes 2. Personnel: Stable, Hunting 3. General Terms 4. Dress and Combinations of Dress 5. Calls, both on Horn & Vocal 6. Family Trees 7. A Rhyme dedicated to sportsmen: A Request, Suggested Reference for Songs. View more info

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Life Behind the Chase SIGNED

By: Myrick, Jim

Price: $200.00

Publisher: MO, Privately Published: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 30746

Condition: Fine


1st edition authors presentation copy, on fep: "To -------, A Good friend I'll Always Remember. Jim Myrick". Brilliant copy in green cloth boards with bright gilt running fox silhouette on frt cover, bright gilt titles on back strip. Corners still sharp, showing very light color loss, spine ends bumped, internally crisp and unmarked. 109 pp with b/w photograph illustrations. Few chapters written by other authors and are noted when appropriate. Contents include: Early Day Fox Hunting/ One Man's Opinion/ Health and Care of Hounds/ The Bobbed Tailed Fox/ The Ghost Trail/ Seymour Purdy ... View more info

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The Hunt

By: Neuharth, Jan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Middleburg, VA, Paper Chase Farms Publishing Group: 2004

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller Id: 46316

ISBN: 0972950303

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality, crisp 347 pp glossy, color photo-illustrated cover paperback without names, tears or soil. Appears unread. Foxhunting fiction with glossary of foxhunting terms in rear for the uninitiated. Includes cute little vignette drawings sprinkled throughout the book along with at the start of each chapter heading. " The book jacket shows an intriguing image... (a huntsman's red jacket) and the plot delivers...A page-turning murder mystery " The Washington Post. The complex and romanticized lifestyle of elite foxhunters is revealed in this thrilling murder mystery. An attra... View more info

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Sporting Days and Sporting Ways

By: Nevill, Ralph

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Duckworth & Co.: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46737

Condition: Very Good


A very attractive, albeit lightly soiled 1st edition hardcover in burgundy cloth with a taupe linen backstrip sporting bright gold titles along with an illustration of 8 vertical lines ruled in gold. Burgundy cloth covered boards with taupe linen fabric over the book's spine, makes up this quarter bound hardcover showing one inkless, embossed stamped emblem on rear cover, is lightly soiled, lower front tip has color loss and upper front tip has been bumped with boards showing. Owner name is stamped on FEP. 318 pages are tight and crisp with an occasional foxing dot here or there in the margi... View more info