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DELME RADCLIFFE, F.P.
The Noble Science, a Few General Ideas on Fox-Hunting. A New Edition, Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged by William C.A. Blew

Published
London: John C. Nimmo, 1893.
Plates
10
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
London: John C. Nimmo, 1893.
Ref
595

Royal 8vo. Bound by Bickers in half dark blue morocco gilt panelled spine with emblematical centre tools marbled endpapers top edges gilt; pp. xxviii + [2] + 331; additional wood-engraved title 10 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates 35 wood-engravings; occasional internal spotting but an attractive copy. Handsome illustrated edition of this hunting classic first published in 1839. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontispiece. Fox Hounds of the Hatfield Hunt. 2. Hugo Meynell Esq. -- 1794 with his Huntsman Jack Raven, and his hound Glider. 3. Favourite Hounds. 4. The Hunter. 5. The Poacher. 6. John Warde Esq. (Father of Fox Hunting). 7. Fox Hunting the Death. 8. Hunter and Hounds. 9. The Bilsden Coplow Day. 10. C. Loraine Smith. (Portrait)