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The Chace, The Road and the Turf

By: Apperley, Charles James "Nimrod

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1851

Edition: New Edition

Seller Id: 29220

Condition: Good


Leather backstrip and corners w/marbled paper covered boards. Tips rubbed, gilt title and 5 decorative raised bands on spine. Lovely to hold. Innards tight and bright w/tasteful bookplate and partial vintage bookstore sticker on marbled, foxed endpapers and Christmas 1851 ownership sig on blank fep. 144 pg page block tight, some leaves uncut. 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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The Fox-Hunter's Bedside Book

By: Apsley, Lady

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46956

Condition: Very Good


1st US Edition hardcover in red cloth boards with dull but legible gilt spine title on slightly sunned backstrip and bright gilt foxhound on frt board. Book shows sharp tips and bumped spine ends, tidy gift dedication on fep dated 1949. Exhaustive 584 pp text is printed on impossibly thin paper but has no marks, no tears, no soil, has been well cared for and is ready to provide hours of enjoyment because it is absolutely crammed with short stories, fox-hunting and sporting poems, quotes, and one-liners on the chase. Professionally reproduced, unclipped dust wrapper with art after an illust... View more info

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The Sport of Our Ancestors

By: De Broke, Lord Willoughby Editor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Company Ltd: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 23503

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in red cloth boards with gilt title spine and fox with hunting hounds amidst oak leaves on frt board. 279 pp. Twenty tipped-in plates (four in color) on grey card . Red boards with gilt spine lettering lightly sunned, gilt titles still quite legible. Corners bumped but not rubbed. Text tight and bright with remnants of grey card now removed on blank fep. Age toning on endpps but overall interior condition is very clean. 'Of all field sports it can be claimed that the pursuit of wild animals by packs of Hounds served in the field by men mounted on horses is the most ex... 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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Peculiar Privilege A Social History of English Foxhunting, 1753-1885

By: Itzkowitz, David C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: England, The Harvester Press: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43764

ISBN: 0855270942

Condition: Good


1st edition red cloth hardcover with sharp tips and bumped spine ends shows light color loss along bottom edge. 248 pp text foxed on edge of page block and first few pages through intro. Personal dedication on fep. Unclipped dj in new mylar is a professional reproduction. Includes: 1. A Beginning. Hugo Meynell and Nimrod, Myth and Ideal. 2. The View From Within. Hunting People Before the Railways, The Railway Revolution, Hunt Countries, Masters and Servants. 3. The View From Without. Hunting and Rural Life, Foxhunters and Farmers, The Opposition. 4. An End. The Depression, Conclusion, A ... 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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Hunting Reminiscences

By: Nimrod (Charles James Apperley)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Rudolph Ackermann: 1843

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45579

Condition: Good


First edition 1843, originally published separately as Masters of Hounds, The Crack Riders and Hunting Countries of England 1842. Solid copy in green embossed fabric with gilt huntsman jumping a timber fence on frt board, spine sunned and rubbed at periphery. Corners & spine ends bumped and rubbed, rear gutter starting 3.5 inch at head. Cream endpapers with H.T. Cooke, High St. Warwick stamped at upper edge and armorial bookplate of Thomas Aloysius Perry, British horticulturist on frt pastedn. Foot of rear pastedn has a tiny vintage sticker stating: Bound by Westley's and Clarke London. 3... View more info

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Hunting Reminiscences

By: Nimrod (Charles James Apperley)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Rudolph Ackermann: 1843

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40541

Condition: Good+


First edition, solid reading copy in green leather over green cloth boards with ruled gilt trim. Five raised bands with gilt embellished panels on somewhat sunned spine. Corners & spine ends bumped and rubbed, gutters starting 1 inch at head and foot, still looks great on the shelf. Marbled end papers, inner hinge split but page block holding fine. 332 pp. Former copy of Dr. William J. Lay M.F.H. w/ownership sig on preliminary page. 32 illustrations, including 9 hunting maps with vignettes at head. Apperley's "expert knowledge and social status made him an invaluable recruit to the... View more info

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The Chace, The Road and The Turf

By: Nimrod Charles James Apperley; Introduction By W. Shaw Sparrow

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1927

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 17417

Condition: Very Good


Brown scrolled buckram boards with black framed title and call letters on backstrip. Tight, bright retired library copy with a few chips in a couple of the rear page margins from careless opening, no text affected. Fep removed, pocket present. One color plate missing (The Darley Arabian). A new edition with an introduction by W Shaw Sparrow and illustrations after Francis Barlow, George Stubbs, John Wooton, Tom Richardson, Henry Alken, F C Turner, James Pollard, G Harvell, J F Herring, Wildrake & Thomas Bewick. 231pgs. 8 color, 8 monochrome plates. One color plate with a cello tape repaired cl... View more info

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Town and Country Papers

By: Surtees, Robert Smith; Edited with Intro By E. D. Cuming

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood and Sons: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 36557

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover in red cloth with decorative gilt covers, two soiled indentations on cover and sunning on upper fore-edge. Rear cover sunning more pronounced but in not as large an area, spine sunned but gilt titles remain legible. Beveled tips bumped and lightly rubbed. Inner hinges fine, pastedowns somewhat age-toned, no names, tears or soil but moderate foxing present in the 301 pp text. Illustrated with 4 lovely color plates (all present) and many b/w art reproductions throughout the text. A compilation by the editor of Surtees' fugitive contributions to magazines and "Bell's... View more info