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Foxhunting) [Babcock, Elizabeth S.]
Betty Babcock's Illustrated Hunting Diary, Recording the Sport of the Season for the Followers of the Meadow Brook Hounds
Published by Ernest Gee at his Book and Print Shop, New York, 1945. Title-leaf, plus [120]pp. ruled in blue with red printed captions. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo (10 x 5-1/4 inches). The Meadow Brook Hounds, founded in 1877, was, in its heyday between WWI and WWII, one of the premier American packs, hunting an area of open country and large estates on Long Island's North Shore that--for hunting purposes--has ceased to exist. Living in the area, and a faithful follower of the pack, Betty (Mrs. Richard F.) Babcock, a talented amateur artist, kept a hunting diary in which she recorded the details of each meet, enlivening her pages with a series of captioned drawings, most of them showing members of the field in picturesque difficulties. The form of that diary - a paradigm is reproduced here Ernest Gee's delightful reproduction. Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 31 Original red cloth, gilt letter and devices on upper covers. BEAUTIFUL copy in quarter morocco slipcase and chemise done expressly for the Honorable Duncan Andrews by Moroquain Bookbinders Title-leaf, plus [120]pp. ruled in blue with red printed captions. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo (10 x 5-1/4 inches) [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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