The Story of American Foxhunting. From Challenge to Full Cry. Introduction by Gordon Grand. Volume I. 1650-1861. [... Volume II. 1865-1906].

New York: The Derrydale Press, 1940, 1941.

First edition, one of 950 copies. Extensively illustrated from original pictures and documents. xxxi, 283; xx, 435 pp. 2 vols. Large 4to. Original red cloth, gilt-stamped labels on upper cover and spine, t.e.g., others uncut. Spines sunned, labels faded, inner hinge of vol. II repaired. Very good Tally Ho! 400 Years of Foxhunting 98; Siegel 162; Frazier V-3-a; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 384. Item #231706

The great American foxhunting book, and "one of the most important works of the Derrydale Press" (Frazier). This work was originally projected to four volumes. Volume I was published in December 1940; Volume II appeared the following year, but then war closed in and the project ended. It was the last hurrah of The Derrydale Press.

Price: $350.00 Free Domestic Delivery