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Foxhunting What it is, and How it is Conducted

By: Brock, D. W. E.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, British Field Sports Society: 1946

Edition: Possible 1st.

Seller Id: 34855

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely little card cover 32 pp booklet telling the whys and wherefore's of Fox Hunting. Super light soil on rear cover periphery, internally crisp and unmarked. Cover photo by Jim Meads. Includes: Foreword/ Foxhunting: The Organization of a Hunt/ The Country/ The Fox/ The Foxhound/ The Hunt Staff/ The Horse/ Hunting the Fox/ The Field. View more info

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Foxhunting. What is is, and How it is Conducted

By: Brock, D.W.E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, The British Field Sports Society: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 44564

Condition: Near Fine


38 pp paperback with sharp tips and light soil on white background rear cover. BFSS Publication #58. Revised edition. No names, tears or soil. Stapled spine. Cover photo by Jim Meads. Contents include: Foreword/ Organization of a Hunt/ The Country/ The Fox/ The Foxhound/ Hunt Staff/ The Horse/ Rules Governing Foxhunting, Hunting the Fox, The Field. View more info

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The ABC Of Shooting Some Hints For Beginners

By: Clapham, Richard

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Heath Cranton Ltd: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40219

Condition: Very Good


VG 1st edition hardcover in illustrated professionally reproduced dj in new mylar with age toning at extrems and moderate rubbing. Blue cloth boards dull at edges, tidy name on fep, embossed address on next blank pg. 159 pp crisp and unmarked. 14 full page illustrations. Collectible and rare in dust wrapper. Contents: Buying a Gun/ Shooting Outfit/ First Experiences in Shooting/ Some Shooting Don'ts/ Pheasants, Partridges and Ground Game/ Grouse and Blackgame/ Woodcock, Snipe and Wildfowl/ Woodpigeons and "Various"/ Deer. View more info

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Fox And Hounds The British Sport Series

By: Cuming, E.D.; Illust G. Denholm Armour

Price: $25.00

Publisher: England, Hodder and Stoughton: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 17603

Condition: Good


1st edition hardcover circa 1913. Tan boards with lightly soiled cream quarter bound paper over backstrip. Pasted on title label complete also lightly soiled. Corners bumped and rubbed, spine ends chipped. 63 pg text of heavy ecru stock is tight, bright and unmarked save for tiny vintage bookstore sticker on rear paste down. No date, circa 1920. 4 gorgeous colored tipped in plates plus many line vignettes throughout. Uncommon title includes: Fox Hunting (3/4 of the book) and Coursing. View more info

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British Sporting Paintings The Paul Mellon Collection in The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. NF 1st ED/HB/DJ

By: Egerton, Judy

Price: $28.00

Publisher: VA, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 47040

ISBN: 0917046242

Condition: Near Fine


Brilliant copy in grey cloth boards with gilt titles and wheat sheaves on frt board. Tips and spine ends sharp. un-clipped dj in new mylar shows negligible color loss from storage. As published errata slip present, as well as a page from the Virginia horse country magazine telling of the passing of Paul Mellon in 1999. Interestingly, the verso of this article has a nice short piece on sporting artist, Franklin Voss, FYI. 87 pg text is crisp and unmarked. Landscape format coffee table book measures: 11 1/4" long x 8 3/4" tall. 43 color plates followed by 120 monochrome. A stunn... 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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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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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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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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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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Exmoor Sporting & Otherwise

By: Marshall, H. J.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 39511

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in blue cloth covered boards with yellow titles on spine. Boards bumped and lightly rubbed at tips. Mapped endpapers. 260 pp, some uncut, apparently an unread copy. No names, tears or soil. Unclipped illustrated dust wrapper is a professional reproduction which 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 Prince ... 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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The English And Their Horses

By: Purves, Libby; Heiney, Paul

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46172

ISBN: 0370311752

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality first edition hardcover in price clipped photo illustrated dj in mylar. Lightly bumped tips and spine ends, no major rubs. 168 pp text is crisp, unmarked and profusely illustrated in color photos. View more info

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Steeplechasing & Foxhunting

By: Seth-Smith, Michael

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, New English Library/Times Mirror: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 47051

ISBN: 0450035921

Condition: Very Good


First edition folio hardcover in black buckram covered boards measuring 13 1/2" x 9 3/4" 128 pages without names, tears or soil. Boards show bumped tips and spine ends but no rubbing. Full color illustrated DJ in new mylar shows slight curl and is a bit tatty at head of rear panel, but is complete and displays well with color foxhunting reproduction on front and color racing photo on rear panel. Absolutely filled with stunning full and double-page color plates, this coffee table masterpiece is sure to take first place on the stack! In two centuries Steeplechasing and Fox Hunting ... View more info

The Second Field Bedside Book

By: Stephens, Wilson: Editor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Scotland, Collins: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46100

ISBN: 0004105966

Condition: Fine


First edition hardcover in green paper covered boards lightly sunned at head and foot of book, Spine ends and tips fairly sharp. 256 pp text is crisp, unmarked, and wonderfully illustrated with sketches by Biro. Unclipped dj is complete, shows a tad of sunning on backstrip and has a full poem by Mary W. Scott entitled Sunday Train on the rear panel of the dj. Frt dj flap states: This book is a 'must' for all country people, and for the thousands who live in cities but still turn to the out-of-doors for recreation. Contents are arranged into twelve chapters representing the 12 months of the ... View more info

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Saddle Room Songs

By: Stirrup-Cup

Price: $38.00

Publisher: London, John White, Stroud: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31855

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in red paper with grey cloth spine and black lettering. Boards somewhat soiled w/a chip on the red paper that has been touched up with red marker. Tips bumped but not excessively rubbed. 56 pg text crisp and bright without names or tears. Light foxing on endpapers. 20 sporting poems and songs of the countryside, race track, field and fox. Includes: Dedication/ Haydon Days/ Waterford Fair/ The Dealer Buys/ The Dealer Sells/ The Run of the Season/ Unclean/ Cubbing/ The Pitman's Derby/ Blencathra/ A Passing/ Down Berkeley Way/ Little Red Fox/ A Berkeley Toast/ A Hunting Son... View more info