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Foxhunting) [Meynell, Hugo; John HAWKES]
The Meynellian Science or Foxhunting Upon System
Ernest Gee, New York, 1926. Ross, Gordon. Large Paper, One of 28 unnumbered copies. Engraved portrait by Gordon Ross, titlepage engraving. [vi], 24, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo (9.25 x 6.25 inches). INSCRIBED, LARGE PAPER. The original edition of this book was so rare that Mr. Gee, the great sporting bookseller, reprinted it for his friends. Frazier writes: "the book and its design, paper, binding, and style, are so obviously Derrydale in spirit and influence, that one only to put it side by side with Connett's AMERICAN TROUT STREAMS, by Henry Ingraham, produced the following year, to see how this book and the books of the Press came together. The question would be whether Ernest Gee had more influence on Connett in 1926, or whether Connett had more influence on Gee in this important year when, together, they formed the group that formed the press." Siegel clearly felt this was not a Derrydale because in the early days of the Press, Connett used J.N. Johnston for the printing of the Press books and no connection can be established with August Becker, who printed this work. In Ernest Gee's catalogue No. 10 printed around 1928 he lists this title in two areas. In one instance he states "A small privately printed edition." and in the other mention he declares "Edition limited to 330 copies", with no mention of a Deluxe state. Inscribed on the front flyleaf, "Mrs. Jackson A. Dykman/ With the best wishes from/ Ernest R. Gee/ New York. Dec 1926." Siegel, p. 182; Frazier M-6-D; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, pp. 176-8 Green paper boards, white cloth spine, paper label on front cov … [Click Below for Full Description]
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