The Life Of A Fox Written By Himself And Extracts From The Diary Of A Huntsman.
Edward Arnold, 37 Bedford Street.
By thomas smith, esq. late master of the craven hounds, and at present of the pytchley, northamptonshire. a new edition with the author's illustrations and coloured plates by g. h. jalland. (the sportsman's library).
FIRST EDITION THUS. 8vo. 6.75 x 8.5 inches. xii + [ii] + 304 pp. Separate half title for Extracts. Bound in original half vellum, gilt, over red marbled boards; spine with contrasting morocco title label, gilt. Top edge gilt, fore and lower edges deckled. Some pages uncut. A little wear to extremities and browning of fore edge, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 14 plates, with 6 in colour, including frontispiece, and 8 in black and white, facsimile reproductions, by the author from the original edition. Decorated by pictorial initials. The first part is a narrative related by Wily the fox, followed by accounts from foxes in other hunt areas. The second part is an account of the practical aspects of fox hunting, including hounds, the huntsman's language and hunting terms. By Thomas Smith (1790-1878), Master of the Pytchley Hunt, and illustrated by George Herbert Jalland, artist and illustrator, who specialised in sporting and equestrian subjects and contributed to Punch. First edition published 1843.
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