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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 Turf

By: Carr, Sara & Raymond

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oxford, NY, Oxford University Press: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46955

ISBN: 0192141147

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first printing hardcover in dark green textured paper covered boards with bright gilt spine title. An addition into the Small Oxford Books series, it is not ex-library, it shows sharp tips and barely brushed spine ends, the 112 pp text is crisp with ghosting from an erased pencil price on fep. Un-clipped original, glossy dust wrapper in new mylar displays beautifully. A lovely gift book, the perfect size to tuck into a Christmas stocking: 8" x 4" x 1/2". Illustrated with a myriad of black and white line drawings such as the one on the jacket. It contains, prose, ... View more info

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The Hunting Tours of Surtees (Creator of Jorrocks) Limited Numbered Edition

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

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood and Sons: 1927

Edition: First Limited Numbered Edition

Seller Id: 31413

Condition: Fair


Limited numbered edition. Limited to 230 copies of which this is #77. Red cloth boards with beveled edges, spine titles dulled but legible. Mottling around edges of boards, spine discolored. Internally crisp and clean. 332 deckle edge pages of heavy stock. 8 color plates and 20 half-tone tipped-in plates, all present and in fine order. No watermarks, musty smells or foxing. Hinges fine, brilliant copy inside. Rare and humorous "Selections from Surtees' Hunting tours . [Papers contributed to the Sporting magazine and the New sporting magazine, 1829-1832]". View more info

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From Surtees to Sassoon Some English Contrasts (1838-1928)

By: Darton, F. J. Harvey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Morley & Mitchell Kennerley Jr.: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28434

Condition: Good


Good 1st edition hardcover. Reading copy with outer gutter on frt board cloth cracked and re-glued, else tight and bright inside and out w/gift dedication on inside frt cover, gift to Nat'l Sporting Library. and name/date and pencil note on fep. 221 pp w/occasional pencil underlinings and marginalia. Sporting writers and their mindsets. Chapter 1: The Age of Jorrocks/ Chapter 2: The Modern Poet as a Hunting Man/ Chapter 3: Siegfried Sassoon as a Poet/ Chapter 4: The War and the Younger Writers/ Chapter 5: The Old Mind and the New England/ Appendix: The Country of the Memoirs of a Fox-hunting ... 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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Further Experiences of an Irish R.M.

By: Somerville, E. OE. and Martin Ross

Price: $28.00

Publisher: England, The R. S. Surtees Society: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 47031

ISBN: 0950769762

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality first printing of the R. S. Surtees Society publication 1984. Book shows sharp tips and spine ends, there is negligible darkening to tips, a smidge of a soil spot on the upper tip edge of page block, else as new. Super clean light yellow linen with ink black titles looks terrific from all sides. No names, tears or soil within the 315 pp text which also has a list of Surtees Society members in the rear as well as other offerings from the publisher. More bumbling adventures of the Irish ex-British Army officer Resident Magistrate (R.M.) who was appointed to his position in Ire... View more info

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Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.

By: Somerville, E. OE., and Martin Ross

Price: $28.00

Publisher: England, The R. S. Surtees Society: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 47032

ISBN: 0950769746

Condition: Fine


Gift quality first printing of the R. S. Surtees Society publication 1983. Lovely, straight, sharp hardcover in pine green cloth covered boards with bright gilt spine title, bright red cover titles and black line drawing of the 'R.M.', a man that resembles Walter Matthau on the front board, and a line drawing of a large hound laying down on the rear board. 309 pp which also has a list of Surtees Society members in the rear as well as other offerings from the publisher. 12 stories in this volume. As the straightman narrator, observer, and regular butt of hundreds of hilarious trials and ... View more info

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Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds The "Jorrocks" Edition

By: Surtees, R. S.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Agnew & Co. Limd.: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45584

Condition: Good


1st edition hardcover rebound in green linen and leather with 5 raised bands and gilt ruled edges, and blindstamped huntsman, hounds and fox in boxes on fpine. Original blue illustrated cover is bound in rear. Board tips bumped and rubbed. Text tight and bright with rear hinge cracked and front hinge starting but page block going nowhere. Classic tale of the chase loaded with b/w vignettes and 8 full page b/w plates. Hand-colored tissue-guarded frontis in fine shape. Originally published 1865. Former copy of the late Joseph B. Wiley Jr of Bedminster NJ with his sig on fep. Wiley: July 2... View more info

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Plain or Ringlets?

By: Surtees, R. S.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1951

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller Id: 45572

Condition: Very Good


A beautiful smaller 4th edition in red cloth with black title showing sharp tips and spine ends. No sunning on cloth. 539 pp text tight and bright with tidy embossed former owner's initials on fep. Many full page color plates. Classic tale of the chase. View more info

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Handley Cross or Mr. Jorrocks Hunt

By: Surtees, R. S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 17638

Condition: Very Good +


Lovely red cloth boards with sunned extremties. (First Edition in this form). 667pp, Gilt spine title on black square, "1930" and small horse head vignette in gilt at base of spine. Top edte gilt. Text fine, no inscripions. View more info

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Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities

By: Surtees, R. S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1948

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 17642

Condition: Very Good


Reprint hardcover in red cloth boards with white lettered title on sunned and marked spine. Boards have some light spots, corners sharp, spine ends bumped. 207 pp text tight and bright with tidy dated name on fep. Many full page color plates. Classic tale of the chase. View more info

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The Analysis of the Hunting Field Being a Series of Sketches of the Principle Characters That Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season 1845-46

By: Surtees, R. S.: Robert Smith

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1923

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 45836

Condition: Very Good


This issue, (founded on the original edition, published by Rudolph Ackerman in the year 1846) was published 1923. Publisher's original green cloth hardcover boards w/worn but legible gilt spine titles and fox mask on frt cover, brown cloth spine displays well for a 98 year old book. Book is straight and solid, has rubbed tips with boards showing. Former owner's tidy gift dedication on fep, else, no tears or soil within. A bit of foxing present on the age-toned endpapers but the 244 page text is clean and not brittle. Wonderfully illustrated with full page, glossy plates in full color after ... View more info

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Robert Smith Surtees (Creator of "Jorrocks") 1803-1864

By: Surtees, R. S.; Cuming, E.D.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, William Blackwood and Sons: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46827

Condition: Good +


First edition hardcover in red cloth covered boards with gilt titles show rubbing and chipping at head of darkened spine with no loss of spine title. Black ink and faint cup ring on frt board, book now placed in removable clear mylar sleeve and well protected. Some moderate foxing on endpapers, remainder tight and bright with name & address on inside cover. 339 pp. This is the account of Surteess' life and some of his unfinished work and rough drafts discovered after his death discovered by Cuming. A fabulous read and welcome addition to any sporting library. View more info

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The Jaunts and Jollities of that Renowned Sporting Citizen Mr. JOHN JORROCKS of St. Botolph Lane and Great Coram Street. VG 1st Limited/Numbered HB

By: Surtees, R. S.; Intro By A. Edward Newton

Price: $22.00

Publisher: NY, The Limited Editions Club: 1932

Edition: Limited, Numbered First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator(s)

Seller Id: 20194

Condition: Good


Limited, Numbered edition this being #900 of 1500 copies. Signed by Gordon Ross on Limitation page. 219 page block is crisp and unmarked, edges untrimmed, top edge gilt, endpps slightly darkened. Full brown cloth with gilt design to covers and spine discolored at lower board tips. 10 lovely watercolor plates by Ross. View more info

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Jorrocks Jaunts & Jollities

By: Surtees, R.S.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 12254

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing 1949 Folio Society hardcover in dj. Not exlib. Sunning on back strip, text as new with light patch of toning on paste downs, dj is a professionally reproduced copy that shows a few chips but displays well in new mylar. The classic Surtees tale with all the bumbling antics of John Jorrocks and his clan. 228 pp. Chapters include: The Swell and the Surrey/ The Yorkshireman and the Surrey/ Surrey Shooting: Mr. Jorrocks In Trouble/ Mr. Jorrocks and the Surrey Staghounds/ The Turf: Mr. Jorrocks at Newmarket/ A Week at Cheltenham/ Aquatics: Mr. Jorrocks at Margate/ The Road: English an... View more info

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Hunts with Jorrocks

By: Surtees, R.S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 13735

Condition: Good


1st edition hardcover in red cloth with a bright gilt cover title and blind stamped outline of Jorrocks on horseback. Sunned gilt title on spine, 215 pp text has some foxing on end papers and margins. Corners bumped, cloth just broken on lower fore edge tip. Hunting stories taken from Surtees' Handley Cross with 25 wonderful full page, tissue guarded color plates by Armour. View more info

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Jorrocks' Jaunts & Jollities

By: Surtees, R.S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31464

Condition: Very Good +


1st Folio Society edition in red cloth with bright gilt title, some sunning on lower boards, in fair original dust wrapper with a large chip at head of spine on frt panel but no loss to titles. Gift dedication on title page To Harry I. Tiffany Country Squire & Artist, Bob Widermann June 6, 57. 228 pp. The classic Surtees tale with all the bumbling antics of John Jorrocks and his clan. Chapters include: The Swell and the Surrey/ The Yorkshireman and the Surrey/ Surrey Shooting: Mr. Jorrocks In Trouble/ Mr. Jorrocks and the Surrey Staghounds/ The Turf: Mr. Jorrocks at Newmarket/ A Week at Chel... View more info

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Jorrocks on 'Unting

By: Surtees, R.S.; Illust Cecil Aldin

Price: $38.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 25547

Condition: Fair


3 Lovely tipped in color plates by Aldin and color plate pasted on cover. Paper covered boards show light rubbing at tips. Bit of insect damage nibbles on foot of front board (barely visible on the shelf), 32 page block and rear board shows deeper nibbles with last few pages missing lower margins but NO text missing and no damage to actual tipped in plates. Pencil names on fep. Boards re-backed at spine with brown tape. Still presentable on the shelf and certainly one of the most witty books by Surtees showing the character of the bubbly, boisterous Jorrocks as he informs the masses on the wil... View more info