Riding to Hounds - John WilliamsJ. A. Allen & Co., 1989, Hardback.
Condition: Very Good. Gently faded at the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Illustrated with line drawings. From the introduction: “So you want to go hunting. Indeed, as you have bought this book you probably want to go on a horse; and I expect you also want to know rather more about it than you do at this moment. Hunting is a difficult subject about which to generalise. With over 300 hunts in the British Isles, whose followers ride horses, there is plenty of scope for variety. No two of about 200 packs of foxhounds are identical. Variation results from where the hunt is, the type of hounds it has, the kind of countryside it crosses, the personalities of the people principally involved, and, last but not least, the amount of money available for organisation. Therefore before you wind a stock-tie carefully around your neck, thrust the pm through it, and into your jugular vein, pull on a pair of over-tight black riding boots and cram a hard protecting hat upon your head, it is as well to know something about the hunt you intend to go out with.”
Size: 8½" x 5½". Pictorial boards. In the Allen Rider Guides series. 102 pages.