Grant Richards, 1903, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition
The second volume in 'The Hunting Library' edited by F. G. Aflalo for the publisher; b/w. frontis. photo. with tissue guard; in this volume Mr. Dale has given the results of his experience in the hunting fields of Leicestershire and the surrounding counties, and has treated his subject from the dual standpoint, for which his earlier work so fits him, of hunting historian and hunting correspondent. His chapters are almost entirely practical, though he digresses where necessary to criticise, always briefly and to the point, such modern questions as the presence of ladies in the field, the latest development of the capping system, and the question of hunting dress and hunting morals. For the most part, and with some few such exceptions, he gives us minute descriptions of the country known somewhat vaguely as "the Shires," and some very excellent advice as to the purchase or schooling of the right kind of horse for hunting that country. The photographs obtained by Mr. R. B. Lodge, with considerable guiding assistance from the author, have here and there been supplemented, with a view to' illustrating in as practical fashion as possible the main features of the book. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 334 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Edges slightly foxed. Top edge gilt - bright, rich condition. Gilt titles spine & front (bright). red cloth; illustrated by b/w. photo's.. Includes index & list of Chief Hunting Areas. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fishing & Hunting; Fox Hunting; Leicestershire; Midlands; England; Sports & Pastimes. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3721.