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Deer, Hare & Otter Hunting The Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games & Pastimes Vol XXII (21)

By: Adams, Ena; Brooke, Major-General Goffrey, Cameron, L.C.R.; The Earl of Coventry; Shackle, Major E.W.; Shepherd, C.B.; The Earl of Stradbroke; Thursby, Sir George, Bart; Wiggin, Colonel W.W.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Seely, Service & Co. Ltd: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45816

Condition: Very Good


Mustard cloth boards with gilt Lonsdale crown insignia show a light dust mard on cover ends. Matching mustard buckram cloth spine with gilt titles straight as are board tips. 255 pp heavy stock text clean and tight with 45 b/w photographs. Prize dedication handwritten on fep states: Baker Memorial Prize presented by the Buckram Beagles to Barbara Bush April 1953. Unclipped dj in new mylar has two chips at head of backstrip but title still clearly legible. Former owner has made some small ink notes on dj flaps and one on rear cover. Section 1 on Beagling written by C.B. Shepherd, Master... View more info

Image for Deer, Hare & Otter Hunting The Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games & Pastimes Vol XXII (21)

Deer, Hare & Otter Hunting The Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games & Pastimes Vol XXII (21)

By: Adams, Ena; Brooke, Major-General Goffrey, Cameron, L.C.R.; The Earl of Coventry; Shackle, Major E.W.; Shepherd, C.B.; The Earl of Stradbroke; Thursby, Sir George, Bart; Wiggin, Colonel W.W.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: London, Seely, Service & Co. Ltd: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45444

Condition: Good


Mustard cloth boards with gilt Lonsdale crown insignia are grubby. Matching mustard buckram cloth spine with gilt titles bumped, board tips rubbed with a bit of cardboard showing. 255 pp heavy stock text clean and tight with 45 b/w photographs. Tidy name on fep of Joseph B. Wiley Jr. dated Dec. 1966. Mr. Wiley: Former Joint Master of Tewksbury Foot Bassets, Oldwick, NU, and involved with the Basset Club as well as The National Beagle Club for 50+ years. Section 1 on Beagling written by C.B. Shepherd, Master of the South Herts Beagles and includes: The Hound/ Kennel Management/ Hunting/ Hares... View more info

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Scarlet to MFH

By: Aldin, Cecil

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 39056

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth boards soiled and rubbed at tips, text tight and bright w/few light fingerprints, soil marks on endpapers, and occasional tiny marks in text. No names or tears. Unclipped dj in new mylar is professionally reproduced and shows a fabulous huntsman on his galloping horse with hounds in full cry. There is a paper pull resulting in loss on the rear panel, small rubs and loss at tips, light overall soil on tan background but displays well. This is the follow up book to Ratcatcher to Scarlet, taking the reader further into the roles, rules and responsibilities of the M.F.H. 151 pp. with 29 ... View more info

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The Chace

By: Apperley, Charles James "Nimrod" Introduction By Owen Culbertson

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, William Farquhar Payson: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46826

Condition: Near Fine


Red cloth spine over green paper covered boards with paper label. Green boards with small red vignette of fox head on frt cover. Spine tips show faint color loss but are in no way "rubbed through" , book tips still sharp. w/tidy former owner's book plate on frt pastedown. 64 pp, black and white illustrations and decorative chapter headings. First Separate Publication. Originally published in 1837, "The Chase" originally appeared in the London Quarterly Review under the title "On English Fox hunting." As Surtees records, it was immediately "a great hit" and... View more info

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Bridle and Brush Reminiscences of an Artist Sportsman

By: Armour, George Denholm

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44218

Condition: Good


1st edition hardcover in red cloth boards that are sunned at backstrip with gilt titles quite dull. Lightly rubbed at extrems, endpps w/former owner's name at head of fep. 387 pp text is tight and bright. With four color plates and 127 drawings in b/w by the author, Joseph Crawhall, Phil May, Maurice Greiffenhagen and Major C.A. Rickards. The life story of George Denholm Armour, sportsman, gentleman, artist. View more info

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This Land I Have Loved

By: Balfour, Robert C., Jr.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: FL, Privately Printed: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46879

Condition: Fine


Gift quality hardcover in green cloth covered boards with sharp tips and spine ends. No names, tears or soil within the glossy133 page text. Unclipped, unpriced white background dust wrapper is clean, not rubbed but does have a crescent shaped closed tear on the rear panel that is of size but barely noticeable. Large color photograph of some tall pines down in SC on the dj. This Land I Have Loved tells the author's love affair with the area, with the sports he and his friends enjoyed (Lots of duck and bird hunting, rifle shooting), the history of the place and the people he met that becam... View more info

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Country Illustrated Hunting Year Book 1999-2000 With Diary and Hunting Maps and Point-to-Point Meetings 2000

By: Balmain, Alastair Researched and Compiled for Country Life

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, St. Martin's Magazines PLC: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44352

Condition: Very Good


VG 1st edition hardcover in dark green cloth with bright gilt titles, Tips and spine ends sharp. Foxing on fep, else crisp and unmarked. No former ownership markings. 299 pp of text and approx 100 pgs of dated sections for filling in the day's sport. View more info

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Polo Author's Presentation Copy

By: Barrantes, Susan; Foreword By H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, Intro By Juan Carlos Harriot

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Argentina, Ediciones Lariviere: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 46706

ISBN: 9879528085

Condition: Fine


Gift quality, true first edition hardcover in red cloth boards with gold titles, sharp tips and spine ends. Book appears unread, save for author's presentation to someone with the following words: " To Doris, with best wishes Susan Barrantes 1998. No tears or soil in the glossy 208 pp text. Unclipped (and unpriced) dj in new mylar has negligible color loss at rear board tips, and a 6/8" closed tear at head of rear flap fold which can be seen in the photo below, but is now not noticeable at all because of the clear, removable jacket mylar that is now on the dj. Profusely illustrat... View more info

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Polo

By: Barrantes, Susan; Foreword By H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, Intro By Juan Carlos Harriot

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Argentina, Ediciones Lariviere: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46938

ISBN: 9879528085

Condition: Fine


Gift quality, true first edition hardcover in red cloth boards with gold titles, sharp tips and spine ends. Book appears unread, no writing, tears or soil on the glossy 208 pp text. The unclipped Only one light crease on the gold colored, blank front endpaper is the only mark identifying this book as being opened before. Unclipped (and unpriced) dj in new mylar has one micro and two small areas on the foot of the rear panel that shows 2 small chips of the outer color layer only (see image) and one micro one near the foot of the rear gutter. Profusely illustrated landscape format coffee ta... View more info

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Thoughts Upon Hunting In A Series of Familiar Letters To A Friend. Presentation Copy Dated 1880 From Lord Charles Beresford to Mr. Frank Gillard. Former Copy of Dr. William Lay M.F.H.

By: Beckford, Peter Esq.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, James Toovey: 1879

Seller Id: 40521

Condition: Good


Sir Peter Beckford (1740-1811) writer and avid huntsman penned: Familiar letters from Italy, to a friend in England (2 vols., 1805), Thoughts upon hunting, in a series of familiar letters to a friend, 1781, Thoughts upon Hare and Fox Hunting, in a series of letters to a friend, 1781, and Thoughts on Fox Hunting, published 1791. Red cloth boards with black ruled borders and hunt cap/crossed whips on frt bd. Gilt fox mask and crossed whips/spurs and title on backstrip faded but remain legible. Corners bumped and rubbed but not unsightly. A very special presentation copy not signed by Beckfor... View more info

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A Huntsman's Log Book

By: Bell, Isaac, M.F.H.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46953

Condition: Very Good


The author's first and very scarce work in an uncommon professionally reproduced color illustrated dj from the Scribner's edition that displays well with handsome red fox mask on frt panel. This is a very neat former library copy that appears to have not been taken out much if at all. It is the first edition but has no date and is a wartime compliant volume printed on lighter weight paper. Blue leatherette covered hard boards with yellow title spine has a tidy call number on foot of backstrip and an unused, petite handmade library card and pocket on frt pastedown. It is in excellent shape ... View more info

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Lord Henry Bentinck's Foxhounds

By: Bentinck, Lord Charles

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co. Ltd:

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46875

Condition: Very Good


Attractive 1st edition hardcover in taupe cloth covered boards with bumped spine ends and lower tips, brown spine title. No names, tears, or soil in the 145 pg text. Frontis photo and a further 12 b/w photos & 5 fold-out pedigrees. Undated, circa 1930. Lord Henry's list of the most remarkable dogs and bitches in his pack is given here. His hounds were so well thought of and so much used that their blood runs in the veins of the majority of well-bred hounds at the present time. Includes pedigrees of: Lord Ducie's Crazy ('40)/ Mr. Foljambe's Herald ('35)/ Mr. Foljambe's Sparkler ('36)/ Mr. F... View more info

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Hounds in the Hills

By: Briggs, Edward A.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: VT, Stephen Daye Press: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 36554

Condition: Good


1st edition hardcover is watermarked bu at sound reading copy in brown cloth with brown hound illustration and titles on frt cover. Small closed tear in cloth at head of spine. Book now in removable mylar wrap for protection. 203 pg text wavy but not musty. Bit of age abrasion and tidy owner's name on blank fep. Looks VG on the shelf. Author spent 30 years hunting with hounds. View more info

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This Is Foxhunting

By: British Field Sports Society

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, The British Field Sports Society:

Seller Id: 44565

Condition: Very Good


Rare 3 pg fold out that tells what foxhunting is and isn't. Speaks to foxhunting goings on and destruction of foxes Head of each tri-fold section imprinted with "Critics Say... The Facts Are..." Brings needed clarification for the anti's and offers support for the sport. Uncommon! View more info

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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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Horse-Lovers

By: Brooke, Geoffrey, Lieutenant-Colonel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co., LTD.: 1930

Seller Id: 46899

Condition: Very Good


4th printing of the first edition in navy blue cloth covered boards with red title spine. Spine ends bumped, tips still sharp showing negligible color loss but no broken threads. Darling personal bookplate on frt pastedown, else the 355 pp text is crisp, clean and not foxed. Includes fold-out map in rear and 31 black & white line illustrations by 'Snaffles' or Mr. Charlie Johnson Payne, within. DJ in new mylar is a professional facsimile that shows loss of title on backstrip but displays well from the front w/color illustration of a dark horse hanging his head over the half stall door in t... View more info

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Alice & Combined Training A Tale of Two Horses

By: Brooke, Geoffrey, Major-General, C.B., D.S.O., M.C.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Seely, Service & Co. Ltd: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44935

Condition: Very Good


1st edition in rust cloth covered boards with bright gilt titles, sharp tips and bumped (not rubbed) spine ends. Foxing on endpps, else crisp, bright and unmarked. 143 pp. Not exlib. Original illust dj shows chips but displays well in new mylar. True story of two horses owned by Major-General Geoffrey Brooke is a factual tale of how he brought these two along to be completely rounded hacks, show jumpers, fox hunters and even polo ponies. Inside is all the details one would need to do so to their own mounts. View more info

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The Foxhunter's England The English Series Vol IV

By: Brooke, Maj-Gen, Geoffrey

Price: $22.00

Publisher: PA, J. B. Lippincott Co.: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41084

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in tweedy cloth boards w/slightly sunned red cloth spine w/gilt titles. Unclipped dj is a professional reproduction that displays beautifully in new mylar sleeve. 255 pp. Age toned, tight hinges, no marks or tears within the text. Laid in is the publishers rare promo leaflet for this volume. Full color frontis by Lionel Edwards. Chapters include: "Floreat Venatio"/ Cub-Hunting/ A Train of Thought/ Midwinter/ Reflections in the Flames/ The Waning Season. View more info

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The Foxhunter's England The English Series Vol IV

By: Brooke, Maj-Gen, Geoffrey

Price: $28.00

Publisher: PA, J. B. Lippincott Co.: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34848

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in tweedy cloth boards w/ bright red cloth spine w/gilt titles. Unclipped dj is a professional reproduction that displays beautifully in new mylar sleeve. 255 pp. Tight hinges, no marks or tears within the text. Full color frontis by Lionel Edwards. Chapters include: "Floreat Venatio"/ Cub-Hunting/ A Train of Thought/ Midwinter/ Reflections in the Flames/ The Waning Season. View more info