London: George Redway, 1896. Thomson, Hugh. Reprint edition. Hardcover, gilt stamped. 87p, many ills. + several plates and cover designs by Hugh Thomson. The memoir is by R. Farquharson Sharp. Frontispiece is detached. Good / very good. Item #31780
An early and often reprinted long poem on hare and fox hunting, by a lifelong enthusiast of the hunt. An example of the Georgic style, which extols country life in the classical manner of Virgil's Georgics. The contemporaneous custom-made jacket is of plain maroon bookcloth, stamped on the spine. It has served well to protect the binding, which is very bright. Thomson was a popular illustrator of Jane Austen and other novelists. Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.