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Fox-Hunter's Bedside Book

Author: Lady Viola Apsley MFH, Editor
Binding: Hardback
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: No
Edition: 1
Year Pub.: 1949
Size: 4.5 x 7.20"
Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswoode
Illustrator: Lionel Edwards
Price: $59.95

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 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. 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.  Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Gilt illustration of fox hound on front cover.  Inside back cover the obituary for Will. H. Ogilvie, "Poet Laureate of the hunting field" is pasted in. Inside cover inscription, Xmas 1949, with love from B. P. Y. 28 illustrations.

          
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