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Synopsis: This is the enthralling history of the Duke of Rutland's Hounds, the Belvoir. Superbly illustrated with a wealth of pictures, historic and contemporary, this is an exceptional anatomy of a Hunt which will delight hunting people everywhere - and those who care about our countryside and its unique sporting heritage.
Founded by the 3rd Duke of Rutland as a Foxhound pack in the mid-18th century, the Belvoir hounds gained a major reputation for exciting sport in a superb terrain, ranging from High Leicestershire to sporting Lincolnshire.
The Belvoir hounds, always owned by succeeding Dukes of Rutland even to this day, received fervent local support - and an annual influx of eager visitors who included future Kings of England, Prince Albert and the Empress of Austria.
Today many hunting people from all walks of life have golden memories of hunting with the Belvoir, which Michael Clayton's lively narrative re-awakens.
The Belvoir has had the benefit of a long line of great huntsmen, vividly described here, and a pack of hounds which is now one of only three in the United Kingdom entirely bred on Old English Foxhound lines.
About the Author: Michel Clayton has hunted with over 200 packs in Britain, Ireland and the USA, as Editor and hunting correspondent of Horse and Hound for 24 years, writing a weekly column 'Foxford's Hunting Diary'. He first started hunting in Dorset at the age of eight. He was Editor-in-Chief of Country Life and The Field, having previously been a BBC TV and radio correspondent. He first visited Leicestershire over 40 years ago, and became a keen resident subscriber and supporter of the Shires packs. He is the author of over 20 books on hunting and equestrianism.
Title: The Belvoir: The Duke of Rutland's Hounds
Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Melwin Unwin Books, Shropshire, UK, 2011, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Fine cloth hardback, gilt lettering, Near Fine DJ. Cover with no visible wear. DJ has some scuffing on back. Binding tight. End papers and pp look unused. Sml 4to, 223 pp with illustrations, appendices and index. Because of the size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for priority mail or for shipping outside the continental USA. Bookseller Inventory # 6785