The English Squire And His Sport - Roger LongriggM.Joseph, 1977, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly faded, more so at the edges. Text bright and tight.
This book presents a detailed and absorbing portrait of the English squire through all the centuries of his existence: through the dark ages, chivalry and feudalism to the rural prosperity and cultural vitality of Tudor England; to the invention of the thoroughbred racehorse, and, in the 18th century, of modern foxhunting, and later still, shooting driven birds and dry fly fishing. At once part of - and transformed by political upheaval, agricultural and industrial revolution, changes in trade and transport, taste and manners, the role of the squire was central: and after half a century of surtax, he still (just) survives today.
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 302