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Horses Hounds and Hunting Horns

By: Lewis, Colin A.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 23630

Condition: Very Good +


Rare collection of short stories. 1st edition paperback covers with b/w illustration of horses jumping a stream/bank. 96 pp with few light coffee spots on white background cover, text fine, no names. In this collection of short stories and articles Colin Lewis describes the pleasures of driving a horse and trap through the mellow cider-lands of the Wye valley, of hunting across the great banks and yawning ditches of County Wexford, of watching and listening to hounds cub-hunting in the early morning on Exmoor, even of falling off a young horse in a wet Wicklow wood! In addition he writes abo... View more info

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Somerville and Ross The World of the Irish R.M.

By: Lewis, Gifford

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Middlesex, England, Viking / Penguin Books Ltd.: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46993

ISBN: 0670807605

Condition: Near Fine


First edition hardcover in rust paper covered boards with bright gilt spine title. Spine ends bumped, tips still sharp. Non-authorial gift dedication on fep, ink remainder mark at foot of page block, else fine. 251 page text shows no soil or tears. Original, unclipped dust wrapper has a lightly sunned backstrip that extends around to both gutters, displays well in new protective mylar. Profusely illustrated including approx 200 drawings and paintings by Edith Somerville, and photos taken from the family archives, this volume provides a rich visual survey of the quirky, romantic, ebullie... View more info

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The Linlithgow & Stirlingshire Hunt

By: Linlithgow & Stirlingshire Hunt Committee

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Scotland, The Edinburgh Press: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44309

Condition: Near Fine


Tiny 1st edition hardcover in red cloth with bright gilt titles. One micro spot of soil near foot of frt bd, else fine. All edges gilt, securely bound, endpps age toned, 13 pp text crisp and unmarked. Lists age of each hound and bitch and their sire and dams. Opening page indicates that the position of Master is vacant. Huntsman: Jack Woodger, First Whipper-In: Arthur Petts, Second Whipper In: Thomas Cope. Very interesting miniature book in landscape format: 3 in tall x 4 7/8 in long x 1/8 in thick. View more info

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A Parson's Son. Sporting Artist SIGNED

By: Lyne, Michael

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, J.A. Allen & Co.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed, Limited Numbered

Seller Id: 38928

ISBN: 0851311768

Condition: Fine


Stunning dk green leather hardcover in original publisher's shipping case w/mylar dj as issued. Signed by Michael Lyne on limitation page, numbered 523 of 750 copies. Color and b/w plates and line illustrations throughout the crisp, unmarked 150 pg text. Brilliant compendium of Michael's work including fox hunting in England, along with sporting hounds and other country pursuits. Laid in is an actual obituary clipped from the British newspaper, The Daily Telegraph dated 3/22/89. Book includes the author's autobiographical notes and copies of articles previously appearing in "The Field"... View more info

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A Parson's Son. Sporting Artist SIGNED

By: Lyne, Michael

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, J.A. Allen & Co.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed, Limited Numbered

Seller Id: 45583

ISBN: 0851311768

Condition: Very Good


Dark green leather hardcover signed by Michael Lyne on limitation page, numbered 562 of 750 copies. Exlib with all pages present. No card pocket or evidence of ever having had one. Exlib markings on blank fep. Essex County Council sticker on frt pastedn, plain white sticker on rear pastedn, some spotting of the upper edge gilt, all edges of page block are gold. White sticker residue on foot of spine from wrap around call tag could be colored with hunter green marker. I've already tried goo-gone. Doesn't look bad as is on the shelf. Filled with color and b/w plates and line illustrations... View more info

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Horses, Hounds & Country Studies from a Sportsman's Note Book SIGNED

By: Lyne, Michael; Foreword By Dalesman (C.N.De COURCY PARRY, Esq., M.F.H.)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 38532

Condition: Very Good +


Not exlib. In professionally reproduced dj. A gorgeous, exceedingly rare M. Lyne work in original red cloth signed by Michael Lyne, dated 1938 with a pencil drawing of a fox on the run and ghosting from the beginnings of a hound sketch underneath in pencil on the frt pastedn. Lightly soiled along board foot, corners bumped and rubbed, foot of frt gutter showing boards with quarter inch split in cloth, innards pristine, tight bright, no foxing. Crossed out name on fep. Professionally reproduced illustrated dj in new mylar displays well. Oversized folio, too large for the flat rate envelope and... View more info

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American Foxhunting Stories

By: Mackay-Smith, Alexander MFH

Price: $48.00

Publisher: VA, Millwood House: 1996

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 23351

ISBN: 0964528215

Condition: Fine


This book contains (1) the complete text and illustrations published in American Foxhunting, An Anthology by Alexander Mackay-Smith, The American Foxhound Club, 1970 and (2) twenty-two additional stories and twenty-four more illustrations. 212 pp, hard cover (red cloth with black and gold titling on spine and front cover - no dust jacket. Signed by Alexander Mackay-Smith facing title page. Tips still sharp, 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 Foxh... View more info

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Masters of Foxhounds

By: Mackay-Smith, Alexander MFH

Price: $48.00

Publisher: VA, The Masters of Foxhounds Association of America Inc: 1980

Edition: Limited, Numbered First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 23353

Condition: Fine


Limited edition number 553 of 750 copies with auto-pen author's signature on the limitation page. Red cloth binding with gilt lettering over black on the front cover and spine. The book is in mint condition; 216 pages. Contents include a Foreword, List of Subscribers, 19 Chapters (including Founding of MFHA, Harry Worcester Smith, Foxhunting and the MFHA in Canada, Alexander Henry Higginson, Fletcher Harper, Traditions-Changing Patterns-and Hunt Balls, and others) and 11 Appendices (including Colonel Skinner's Lists of Hunts in the United States 1882 and 1889, Recognition of Hunts by NSHA, Pan... View more info

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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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A Portion for Foxes

By: McClary, Jane McIlvaine

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Simon and Schuster: 1972

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 47052

ISBN: 067121151X

Condition: Very Good +


Second printing hardcover quarter-bound in black cloth over red paper covered boards. Two copies available, one with light soil on edge of page block, bit of rubbing on lower tips, one board had just broken the paper. The second copy has light handling soil on edge of page block and a remiainder line on the foot of the page block, else both are tight and bright in professionally reproduced, unclipped, unpriced dust wrappers in new mylar with a couple micro-chips on lower tips and spine ends. I'll sell the one without the remainder mark first. This is foxhunting fiction set in the lush, gre... 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