Title: The Fox-Hunter's Bedside Book.
Publisher: London: Eyre & Spottiswoode,
Publication Date: 1949
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Illustrated by Lionel Edwards 27 b/w line drawing illustrations. Dust jacket design from a drawing by Cecil Aldin. xxxv, 584 pp. An anthology of poems, anecdotes and quotations from the rich variety of fox-hunting literature from a wide range of contributors including Cecil Aldin, "B.B.", Duke of Beaufort, Wilfred Blunt, Winston Churchill, Lionel Edwards, Henry Fielding, "Mr Jorrocks", Rudyard Kipling, General Montgomery, "Nimrod", Will Ogilvie, William Shakespeare, "Snaffles", Arthur Stringer, R.S. Surtees, etc.etc. The volume is divided into seven sections: The sport of fox-hunting, the hunting country, the fox, hounds and their huntsman, hunting days, the making of good sport and fox-hunters all. Lady Apsley states in her introduction that "This has been a labour of love". Text clean throughout. Hinge cracked at title page. Short tear at bottom of half-title page. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Gilt illustration of fox hound on front cover. Overall condition VG. In VG- dust wrapper - small piece torn from top of spine and a little damage to top right hand corner of front. Bookseller Inventory # 7803
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