The Old Hall; or, Our Hearth and Homestead ... In Three Volumes. John Mills.

Sporting Triple-Decker

The Old Hall; or, Our Hearth and Homestead ... In Three Volumes.

London: T.C, Newby, 1845.

First edition. 3 vols. 8vo. Sporting Triple-Decker. Full red polished calf, covers with triple gilt fillet borders, spines gilt with foxhunting devices in four panels, gilt leather labels in two. Fine set, with the engraved bookplates of W.H.B. Long and the Duke of Gloucester. Not in Sadleir; Wolff 4804; Higginson, pp. 75-6; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 255 (note). Item #227845

"The aim has been simply to depicture ... those invigorating scenes connected with our national sports ... " - Preface

"Like his contemporaries, 'Nimrod' (C.J. Apperley) and 'Yorkshireman' (Surtees), Mills deserves the foremost recognition amongst the ranks of those versatile scribes, pertaining to the order characterised by 'Jorrocks' as 'Gentleman sportsmen,' and with the works of those 'top-sawyers' and first of sporting and sportive penman" (Higginson).

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