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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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Good Sport with Famous Packs 1885-1910

By: Bradley, Cuthbert: 'Whipster

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons, Ltd.: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45863

Condition: Good


1st edition, first printing hardcover in red cloth boards with gilt titles and Huntsman taking a 5 bar gate while another waits on cover, Crossed whip/horn, fox mask and hound on book backstrip. Exterior all there but not pretty. Cloth is quite 'mottled' on half of frt board, much less so on rear, tips bumped with cloth broken, board tips just showing, spine ends bumped. No names, or soil in the 280 text with top edge gilt and untrimmed edges. Hinge papers fine, some very light foxing on half title page and narrow pink edge of both pastedowns. Obviously stored somewhere damp but has no fun... 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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Horn and Hound. Memories of Hunting

By: Bryden, H. A.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44613

Condition: Good +


Good solid 1st edition hardcover in red cloth is sunned with rubbing at spine ends. Fep removed, spine cracked at title page but no loose leaves. 253 pp plus publishers list of other books in rear. This book embodies the experiences of more than fifty years with many packs of hounds in various parts of England. View more info

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Ladies of the Chase

By: Buxton, Meriel; Foreword by The Lord Paget of Northhampton, Q.C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, The Sportsman's Press: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46934

ISBN: 0948253142

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality first edition, first printing hardcover in original, price-clipped dj. 184 pp with 1" x 2" tack shop sticker at foot of rep. No marks, tears or soil. Meriel Buxton paints a memorable picture, not only of famous women in the hunting field, but also of the many changes in the style of dress and the design of saddles, which finally enabled women to make their full contribution to foxhunting as we know it today. Chapters include: Foreword by The Lord Paget of Northampton, Q.C., Illustrations, Acknowledgments, Mostly Royal Ladies, Some Early Lady Masters, That Spitter... View more info

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The Complete Test For Hunters by The Groton Hunt Club of Massachusetts

By: Carter, Janet H., M.F.H.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: MA, The Groton Hunt: 1959

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller Id: 43760

Condition: Good


Solid stapled paperback vertical crease and light soil on cream paper covers, else fine. 32 pp. Illustrated with b/w photos and line illustrations. Includes: Complete Test For Hunters, Phase I: The Program Ride, Phase II: Cross Country, Phase III: Working Hunter Class, Phase IV: Group Class, Overall Scoring, Elementary, Intermediate & Advanced Program Rides, Program Ride with Scores, Cross Country Score Sheet, Group Class Score Sheet, Summary of Scoring System, Bibliography. View more info

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Training Hunters, Jumpers and Hacks. Limited, Numbered, Illust by Paul Brown

By: Chamberlin, Lt-Col. Harry D.; Illust By Paul Brown

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, The Derrydale Press: 1937

Edition: Limited, Numbered First Edition

Seller Id: 46255

Condition: Very Good +


Limited, numbered Derrydale edition of 1250, of which this is copy number: 297. No former names or writing. Bright gilt hunter and titles on green cloth frt board with black composition spine covering that is infamous for chipping along gutters and becoming dull or cloudy has done just that. Spine title barely there, however, the inner hinges and the 329 pp text block on this volume are tight and going nowhere, board tips are all sharp, spine ends are bumped, inner hinge papers as new. Professionally reproduced, rare dj in new mylar shows chips and watermarks still displays ok from the fro... View more info

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The Post and Paddock with Recollectionms of George IV, Sam Chifney, Dick Christian and Other Turf and Racing Celebrities

By: Dixon, Henry Hall (The Druid)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Vinton & Co., Limited: 1912

Edition: Third Edition

Seller Id: 32015

Condition: Fair


Red leather boards with backstrip missing, 372 pg text tight and unmarked with occasional light foxing. Two taped closed tears, one chip from carelessly opened page. Offered as a bookbinding candidate. One of seven volumes in the "Druid Sporting Library". Reminiscences of horse racing and foxhunting in England. Chapters include: Turf History/ Trainers and Jockeys/ The Betting Ring/ Mr. Kirby and the Foreigners/ Newmarket in the Olden Time/ Sam Chifney/ George IV/ Lord Darlington and Mr. Thornhill/ Priam and Zinganer/ Cardsellers, Touts, and Augurs/ Blood Sires/ Blood Mares/ Breeding o... View more info

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A Sportsman's Bag

By: Edwards, Lionel; with an Intro by Crascredo

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd.: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44425

Condition: Very Good +


First regular edition in VG green cloth with bright gilt titles. Slight rubbing to extrems and bit of mottling to head of frt bd and outer edge of rear bd. No names, tears or soil but moderate foxing (one or two small specs in some plate margins but no plates affected and all plates are present). A superb gallery of Lionel's brush featuring field sports with plates having a comment by Lionel himself. List of Plates: His Grace The Duke of Beaufort, M..F.H. on Oxo (Frontispiece)/ Cubbing in the Woodlands/ The King's Highway/ Rounding Tattenham Corner/ The Off Season/ The Waters of Lethe/ Th... View more info

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Hunting Talk

By: Fraser-Tyler, Major W.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, William Clowes & Sons Ltd: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44445

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth with gilt titles bumped at tips, rubbed at spine ends. Text tight w/age toning from a laid in news clipping (now gone), few other pages also with age toning. 80 pp. A serious little volume written by a witty author offering advice: 'Hints to keen lads as to picking up of cheap horses, turning them into hunters, the making of four year olds, and the riding of them, when made up, to hounds'. Covers jumping and bits, hounds and riders in the field and all manner of fox hunting topics are touched upon. Scarce title. 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

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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Heroes, Horses & High Society Aiken from 1540

By: Lawrence Kay

Price: $35.00

Publisher: SC, Privately Printed: 1982

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller Id: 37702

Condition: Near Fine


Tight, bright, unmarked 4th printing hardcover in moderately worn, unclipped dj in mylar. 151 pgs. Small chip at foot of dj frt panel few small chips and rubbing at extremities, book itself is lovely. The illustrated history Aiken from the famous Wilcox Inn, it's famous visitors including Winston Churchill and his wife, , Count and Countess Bernadette of Sweden, Irene Castle, Elizabeth Arden, Fred Astair and Grace Moore. Winter Residents at the resort have included Vanderbilts, William K and Harold, Grandsons of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, Evelyn Walsh McLean of "Hope Diamond" fame... View more info

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Bridle Wise: A Key to Better Hunters -- Better Ponies

By: Lt. Col. Goldschmidt, S.G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Country Life, Ltd.: 1927

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 33882

Condition: Very Good +


Very good 1st edition hard cover in tan cloth boards with red titles that are slightly soiled. Professionally reproduced dj in new mylar shows wear and loss but displays well. End pages and edges of page block are age-toned. Text is tight and unmarked. 162 pp. Indexed. The author had many years experience in the breaking and schooling of horses. A practical book enhanced by the illustrations of Lionel Edwards. There are 25 mono plates plus a colored frontispiece. "Unless [the rider] understands the psychology of the horse and the principles upon which its education is based, he will nev... View more info

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The Horseman's Year 1947 1948

By: Lyon, W.E.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34644

Condition: Near Fine


NF 1st edition hardcover in red cloth boards with sharp tips and lightly bumped foot of spine, internally crisp and clean without names or tears. DJ tatty with small chips. One 3/4" chip at head of dj backstrip that takes some of the title. DJ now protected in new mylar and displays ok. 176 pp. Everything to do with horses for the years 1947-1948 among the British, even in overseas competitions like the Olympics, is covered in this 1949 publication, which includes a rich assortment of photographic plates to accompany the text. From fox hunting, to jumping, to racing and dressage: its all ... View more info

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Tipperary The People The Horses The Hounds A Celebration in Words and Pictures

By: MacEwan, Michael, et al

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, Book Consult, Cashman Projects Ltd.: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 47095

ISBN: 095461500X

Condition: Fine


Gift quality first edition hardcover in exceptionally, clean, crisp and unmarked condition. Black paper covered boards with bright gilt spine title. Tips and spine ends sharp, hinge papers fine, binding tight, 208 pp. text clean. Original, colorful, un-clipped (and un-priced) dust jacket has color loss/ rubbing at tips but no closed tears or chips. Profusely illustrated by several contributors, filled with color and b/w photos throughout. Follow the hunt, the year round and learn the history and development of the Tipperary Hunt from earliest times to the present day including extra-curricu... View more info

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Cammie's Choice

By: McIlvaine, Jane S.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1963

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller Id: R46907

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality 1st UK edition hardcover in cream paper covered boards with red spine title. Not exlib. Spine ends bumped, tips still sharp showing negligible handling soil. There is an award label on the frt pastedown 192 pp text is crisp and unmarked, top edge dyed red. Unclipped (and unpriced) professionally reproduced dj quite foxed on backstrip, shows small chips at spine ends and flap folds, displays well in new mylar with a pretty charcoal drawing by Wesley Dennis of Cammie taking a wall out in the country. After a disastrous showing on the Courtney's old Shetland pony Jason, Cammie i... 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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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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Hunting with the Fox Cubs

By: Miller, Muriel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Ramboro Books: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 29056

ISBN: 090679143X

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint hardcover in glossy illustrated boards with bumped spine ends but sharp tips. The Woodlanders Series. 28 pp text is vividly illustrated, crisp and without tears or soil. Fictional tale of Rufus the red fox and the four cubs in his care along with the woodland animals, Samantha the squirrel in particular who has a penchance for being tidy and has a problem with Rufus and his carelessness and harassing ways. In the end they decide to cooperate as they both almost lose their lives to the hunters gun. View more info