Squire Osbaldeston His Autobiography

By: Edited, with Commentary by Cuming, E. D.

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George Osbaldeston (1786 - 1866), best known as Squire Osbaldeston, was an English politician who served as a Member of Parliament but who had his greatest impact as a huntsman, first-class cricketer, and all-round sportsman. The book is mostly concerned with fox-hunting in the English countryside, but also some picaresque reminiscences and gossip by the Squire.-------------- Introduction and a Note on the Illustrations by Theodore A. Cook. First Edition Third Printing. 4to 111.5 x 9.25 inches''. [xlvii] 260 pages; I publisher advert with 16 colour plates, 75 illustrations and a large folding map of Combe's Leicestershire and the surrounding country. -------- Rebound Half burnt-orange Moroccan with Black Polished Moroccan as the inset. Endpages added or renewed; original text on laid-paper has a touch of age-toning. Five raised bands with black leather spine lable with stamped gilt. At foot is a black leather label indicating that this was Peter Lee's copy. Housed in a black slipcase. --------- No flaws but the toning of pages. Tissue guards intact. ----- The previous attributed owner Peter Lee is not identified.

Title: Squire Osbaldeston His Autobiography

Author Name: Edited, with Commentary by Cuming, E. D.

Illustrator: Theodore A. Cook

Categories: BIOGRAPHY / AUTOBIOGRAPHY / MEMOIR, Sports; Leisure; Hobbies, Gardening, Crafts,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd.: 1926

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: None Issued

Type: Book

Seller ID: 010462