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Wadsworth, William P., M.F.H.; Foreword By Alexander Mackay-Smith, Ex-M.F.H.

Published by The Chronicle of the Horse, VA (1962)

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About this Item: The Chronicle of the Horse, VA, 1962. Paperback. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Treviranus, H. Stewart (illustrator). First Edition. Moderate surface soil on cream background paper covers. One 1/2 inch closed tear at head of frt cover. Signed on inside front cover "Love & Merry Xmas to Lily & Erskine from "Kingfish". Touch of rust at center staples. 48 pp. Chapter 1: Preliminary Matters: The Horse/ Tack/ Clothing and Equipment/ The Day Before. Chapter 2. Hounds. Chapter 3. Organization in the Field. Chapter 4. The Fox. Chapter 5. The Hunting Day/ The Meet/ Hounds in Covert/ Gone Away/ Accounting for the Fox/ On The Way Home. Chapter 6. Hunting Etiquette/ Courtesy to the Landowners/ The Field and The Staff/ The Field and Hounds/ Courtesy to Other Riders/ Avoiding Natural Obstacles/ Conclusion/ Glossary. Filled with many informative sketches, glorious art reproductions from famous sporting artists and cute humorous sketches throughout. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 28317

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Mackay-Smith, Alexander MFH

Published by The Masters of Foxhounds Association of America Inc, VA (1980)

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About this Item: The Masters of Foxhounds Association of America Inc, VA, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Illustrated (illustrator). Limited, Numbered First Edition. Limited edition number 553 of 750 copies with auto-pen author's signature on the limitation page. Red cloth binding with gilt lettering over black on the front cover and spine. The book is in mint condition; 216 pages. Contents include a Foreword, List of Subscribers, 19 Chapters (including Founding of MFHA, Harry Worcester Smith, Foxhunting and the MFHA in Canada, Alexander Henry Higginson, Fletcher Harper, Traditions-Changing Patterns-and Hunt Balls, and others) and 11 Appendices (including Colonel Skinner's Lists of Hunts in the United States 1882 and 1889, Recognitionof Hunts by NSHA, Panel Discussions 1967-1979, Annual Dinners-Guests of Honor, Officers and Directors of the MFHA, and Index and others). Illustrated primarily in black and white (including a handful of reproductions of Jean Bowman paintings), and a few photographs/illustrations in color. Laid in is a color prospectus tri-fold large 8.5" x 11" for the pre-publication of this book. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 23353

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Mackay-Smith, Alexander MFH

Published by The Masters of Foxhounds Association of America Inc, VA (1980)

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About this Item: The Masters of Foxhounds Association of America Inc, VA, 1980. Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Illustrated (illustrator). Limited, Numbered First Edition. Limited edition number 534 of 750 copies. Authors auto-pen signature on the limitation page. Red cloth binding with gilt lettering over black on the front cover and spine. The book is in lovely condition with lightly bumped spine and lower tips. Negligible soil on front fore edge of frt cover; 216 pages. Contents include a Foreword, List of Subscribers, 19 Chapters (including Founding of MFHA, Harry Worcester Smith, Foxhunting and the MFHA in Canada, Alexander Henry Higginson, Fletcher Harper, Traditions-Changing Patterns-and Hunt Balls, and others) and 11 Appendices (including Colonel Skinner's Lists of Hunts in the United States 1882 and 1889, Recognitionof Hunts by NSHA, Panel Discussions 1967-1979, Annual Dinners-Guests of Honor, Officers and Directors of the MFHA, and Index and others). Illustrated primarily in black and white (including a handful of reproductions of Jean Bowman paintings), and with a few photographs/illustrations in color. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 23445

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Mackay-Smith, Alexander MFH

Published by Millwood House, VA (1996)

ISBN 10: 0964528215 ISBN 13: 9780964528215

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About this Item: Millwood House, VA, 1996. Cloth. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Illustrated (illustrator). First Thus. This book contains (1) the complete text and illustrations published in American Foxhunting, An Anthology by Alexander Mackay-Smith, The American Foxhound Club, 1970 and (2) twenty-two additional stories and twenty-four more illustrations. 212 pp, hard cover (red cloth with black and gold titling on spine and front cover - no dust jacket. SIGNED BY ALEXANDER MACKAY-SMITH FACING TITLE PAGE. B&w photos, reproductions. A collection of 79 stories, poems, etc. including: The Gloucester Fox Hunting Club; The Ravensworth Fox; A Pastry Cook Foils the Baltimore Pack; A Virginia Foxhunt of 1833; A Three Days' Hunt in Delaware; Foxhunting in Mississippi's Maryland Settlement; The First Red Fox in Georgia; Foxhunting in Canada; Fox Hunting in a Buggy in the Snow; Wild Bill, the Arkansas Foxhunting Mule; Foxhunting on the Eastern Shore; A Day with the Genesee Valley Hounds; Alabama Foxhound Field Trial; A Great Day with the Brandywine Hounds; How Mulberry Red Lost his Brush, etc., etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - lower tips lightly bumped. Stunning copy. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 23351

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Alexander Mackay-Smith, MFH

Published by Masters of Foxhounds Assoc. of America, Richmond, VA (1980)

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About this Item: Masters of Foxhounds Assoc. of America, Richmond, VA, 1980. Oversized Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 9 1/2" x 12 1/2", red cloth with black title panels and gilt titling to front board and spine, 216 pp., issued without jacket. LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED BY AUTHOR on limitation page. Number 447 of 750 copies. This is a 98% Fine copy, almost pristine: a few light blemishes on the rear board, a slight bump to the top edge of the spine; otherwise immaculate. SEE PHOTO ENLARGED. A scarce American foxhunting title, with much information on the sport, notable hunts, and the Masters of Foxhounds Association of America itself. Near Fine. Seller Inventory # 04040a

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Mackay-Smith, Alexander MFH

Published by The American Foxhound Club, VA (1974)

ISBN 10: 0904602141 ISBN 13: 9780904602142

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About this Item: The American Foxhound Club, VA, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. Illustrated (illustrator). First Thus. Signed by author on verso title page, limited numbered edition of only 1500 copies, this one # 288. Lengthy ink inscription on verso half title page to Richard T. Meyers, Esq., M.F.H.: For Dick Meyer, To remember many years of friendship and many hours together of happy hunting. With the warm regards of Alexander Mackay-Smith. Rich red cloth boards show light color loss at tips but are not frayed in the least. Faint scratch on frt board is barely noticable. 185pg text crisp and unmarked. A collection of words and music which for over two centuries Foxhunters have loved to sings celebrating the exploits of Hounds, Horses and Horsemen in the Hunting Field with seventy-seven illustrations. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # CS42534

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Mackay-Smith, Alexander MFH

Published by The American Foxhound Club, VA (1968)

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About this Item: The American Foxhound Club, VA, 1968. Cloth. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Illustrated (illustrator). First Thus. The first definitive book on the American Foxhound dealing specifically with the strains of foxhounds developed in this country to hunt together as a pack. SPECIAL LIMITED/NUMBERED EDITION. "Of this book one thousand copies have been printed and the plates destroyed. This book is number 991." Boldly signed by the author on the limitation page. Folio volume in original red pebbled cloth, red top-edge stain, gilt decorated and titled cover, spine gilt lettered in a black panel. Colored map end papers of the Rappahannock Valley Hound Breeders. Tipped-in full color frontispiece of Lt. Col. George Washington from a painting by Charles Wilson Peale, 1772. 416 pages with errata slip tipped in at rear. Illustrated with over 200 photographs of hounds, horses, portraits, maps, paintings, drawings and pieces of sculpture, 24 pages of extended pedigrees, 10 pages of show ring winners, and over 25 pages of index."In order to demonstrate the remarkable concentration of breeders of American pack hounds in the Rappahannock Valley during the 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly in Fauquier, Rappahannock, Northern Culpeper and Madison Counties, the end-sheet map has been prepared showing where these men lived. " Frontispiece is a tipped in portrait of Lieutenant Colonel George Washington, M. F. H. A sampling of contents includes the following: Lord Fairfax's Hounds (1747-1781); Colonel Washington's Hounds (1767-1787); Red Foxes Invade the Southern United States; Rappahannock Valley Hounds (1799-1887); Post Civil War British Breeders of American Hounds in Virginia; Foxhound Kennel Stud Book and its Predecessors (1898-1931); and numerous other chapters and appendices. An errata sheet has been pasted on page 416. A foundation volume for any serious sporting library. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 23354

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