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THE SPORTING EMPRESS: THE STORY OF ELIZABETH OF AUSTRIA AND BAY MIDDLETON
Written by John Welcome.
Stock no. 1819224
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1975. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Elizabeth Empress of Austria was the wife of Franz Joseph I, the last of the Habsburgs to enjoy power, privilege and wealth on the grandest scale. Her unhappy and ultimately tragic life held one short period during which she enjoyed real happiness and a deep and lasting love: between 1876 and 1882, she visited England and Ireland on sporting tours where she found fulfilment in the excitement of hunting - and she met Bay Middleton... Brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0718113233. Name & gift inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some foxing mainly to endpapers and text block. PIctorial dustwrapper is lightly faded and edge-rubbed, grubby to rear panel.
Brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine and vignette to front. 13 Hand-coloured steel engravings, b/w wood engravings. 412 pages. Re-backed with original spine laid down and new endpapers. Board edges worn, boards grubby. Bookplate to front pastedown. All plates present. Binding worn but tight. A few grubby marks throughout.
Second, revised edition. Getting in the saddle of the horse! Red cloth boards, gilt titles. 26 b/w plates. Spine heavily faded but gilt still bright. Endpapers browned and a few foxspots to contents.
Red leather boards with gilt title to spine, raised bands, and vignettes to spine and corners of boards. Marbled endpapers. B/w wood engravings, 13 hand coloured steel engravings. Top edge gilt. Spine lightly rubbed at edges and raised bands. Gilt is bright. A few minor marks to boards. Bookplate to front pastedown. Front joint pulled. Foxing present mainly to margins and endpapers. All plates present.
Brown cloth, gilt titles to spine. B/w photos. Originally published in 1931, the author gives a true and accurate account of sport in his time. 367 pages includes index. Bumping to lower edge of boards. Brown pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine.
A thorough and entertaining discourse on the art of hunting by orthodox methods. Numerous b/w engravings. Turquoise-green cloth. Spine bumped, covers slightly grubby. Endpapers browned, light foxing to textblock. Dustwrapper is edge chipped with slight loss at top and tail of spine, rear panel is a bit browned.
STAG HUNTING WITH THE "DEVON AND SOMERSET" 1887-1901
Written by Philip Evered. Illustrated by H.M. Lomas.
Stock no. 1818318
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1st 1902. Very good condition.
An Account of the Chase of the Wild Red Deer on Exmoor. Red cloth boards, gilt titles, gilt vignette of stag head to front. Colour and b/w photos. B/w illustrations. Top edge gilt. Spine slightly faded, small split in cloth to head of spine at either side. Name & date in ink to front pastedown. Endpapers browned. A few scattered foxspots to contents.
FIELDS ELYSIAN: A PORTRAIT OF HUNTING SOCIETY
Written by Simon Blow.
Stock no. 1818232
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1983. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
A fascinating history of hunting society: stories of various hunting packs, such as the Belvoir, the Pytchley, the Beaufort, and Quorn, the Middleton and the Fernie; recounting the activities of colourful sporting personalities such as Sir Gilbert Breenall, Lord Lonsdale, Lord Willoughby de Broke and more. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. Sepia photos. vi and 152 pages including index. ISBN: 0460045342. A few minor foxpsots to endpapers. Top edge of text block foxed. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is lightly browned.
The ultimate handbook to a specialized sport. Blue spine with gilt title, beige boards. 238 pages. Colour and b/w photos. ISBN: 1592286488. Minimal bumping to spine and corners. A small (glue?) mark to lower edge of textblock. Dustwrapper is just a little edge creased.
THOUGHTS ON HUNTING AND OTHER MATTERS
Written by R.S. Surtees; John Jorrocks. Illustrated by G. Denholm Armour.
Stock no. 1317838
Published by William Blackwood and Sons. 1st 1925. Very good condition.
Red cloth, gilt titles and gilt and black vignettes. 12 colour plates plus text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. Small nick to top and slightly fading to spine. Foxing to contents. Frontis is part detached.
Limited edition of 250 copies. 10 x 8". Tipped-in colour and b/w plates. Red cloth, gilt titles. Top edge gilt. This is Copy No. 218. Spine is faded. Bumping to corners. A few marks to covers, including what appear to be damp marks to edges. Foxing to endpapers. Page edge browning.
Large format. Beige cloth. 16 colour plates plus b/w illustrations and folding map. Grubby marks to covers. Bumping to spine and corners. Foxing to pages throughout. Plate 56 has closed tear to margin.