1888. First Edition. Its history from its foundation to the present day; with personal anecdotes, and biographies of the masters and principal members; including the woodlands; and unpublished letters of Sir Field Head. B/w photographs and illustrations. Red cloth, gilt title and borders to cream sash running bottom left to top right, spine titled in gilt. ".Fifty years a member of this famous hunt. With portraits of Earl Spencer, Sir Charles Knightley, Col. Anstruther Thomson, Mr. George Payne, and the author; and a view of Old Pytchley Hall. Edited by Charles Edmonds, Editor of the 'Isham' Shakespeare; 'Basilicon Doron' of King James I.; 'The Poetry of The Anti-Jacobin,' etc. "A fifty years' experience in the latter category enables me to speak with some authority of the persons and events alluded to in these pages; and I would fain hope that as 'Naught has been set down in malice,' so from 'Neither fear, favour, nor affection' has anything been portrayed in any other light than that of truth."
The cloth covers have some marks from handling, and the spine is bumped top and bottom with a couple of tiny tears to the fabric. Brown end papers. First blank page has an inscription dated 1910. Frontis is missing its tissue guard. Occasional speckles through the book. A very good first edition copy.