The Cream of Leicestershire / Eleven Seasons' Skimmings. Foxhunting, Edward Pennell-Elmhurst.

The Cream of Leicestershire / Eleven Seasons' Skimmings.

London: George Routledge and Sons, 1883.

First Edition. With plain and colored illustrations by John Sturgess, portraits, and a colored folding map. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's bevelled red cloth, lavishly embellished with upper cover pictorial hunting scene in brown and gold, original binders' ticket "Westley & Co. London" on rear pastedown, spine darkened, headband slightly chipped, else a fine, bright copy in cloth-covered board slipcase. Higginson, British and American Sporting Authors, pp. 128-9; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 286. Item #220785

Captain Pennell-Elmhirst (1845-1916), a notable sportsman and, notes Higginson, who knew him, "a most charming, quiet, unassuming man" wrote a number of books dealing with sport in the hunting field, among them The Hunting Countries of England, The Cream of Leicestershire, The Best Season on Record, Foxhound, Forest and Prarie, and The Best of the Fun. Many of these accounts were selected and republished from "The Field", where he wrote under the pen-name "Brooksby."

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