London: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1926. Illustrations by Numerous Contemporary Artists. Hardcover.
The author contributed to The Sporting Magazine, eventually his stories would be published in book form depicting themes related to fox hunting & horses.
First Edition, Thus. A New Edition with an Introduction by W. Shaw Sparrow and Twenty-Four Illustrations in Colour and Half-tone after Ben Marshall, Henry Alken, Wolstenholme, R. B. Davis. Wm. Webb, H. D. Chalon, James Ward, R.A., etc. [First Published in 1838]; 25.5cm.; 10.25 inches tall; v-xx, 294 pages with index of principle names; 1 page of publisher adverts. color frontispiece, plates (some color) folded map.
Publisher's Red cloth. Titles in stamped guilt. Top edge stained red, others deckled. Printed on Laid-paper, Illustrated with 24 color plates, additional b/w plates and drawings. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Spine has moderate sun-darkening.
REF: Nevill, 23 "A Principle Sporting Book"; Higginson: 52; Smith: 400; ODNB; DWB; Biscotti: 22
Very Good / No Jacket. Item #009673