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Inscribed at Three Score and Ten

A Sporting Family of the Old South. With which is included Reminiscences of an Old Sportsman by Frederick Gustavus Skinner.

Albany, New York: Published by J.B. Lyon Company, 1936.

Price: $225.00

About the item

First edition. Illustrated. xvii, [2], 477 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed at Three Score and Ten. Red cloth, gilt lettering. Near fine copy (spine slightly faded as usual). Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 335; Bruns S192.

Item #368425

Inscribed, with the author's bookplate, on an inserted leaf. "Inscribed by the author, whose motto at three score and ten still is: 'His line is the line of foxes, His pace is the pace of the pack, Harry Worcester Smith."

First part is about John Stuart Skinner, founder of the American Turf Register, and Smith’s great-great grandfather. “The work was published for private subscription … Very scarce” (Bruns).