1990. Item #5236
Ridley, Jane. Fox Hunting. London: Collins 1990. 211p + several photos and other ills. Very good hardcover in very good d.j. (small chip to top of spine). ** Sprightly readable history of British hunting, "glancing at Hugo Meynell, Peter Beckford and dozens of others, at coats and boots, snobbery and democracy, foxhunting finances, hound-breeding, Jorrocks, Victorian ladies, moral opposition to hunting, Boodle's, barbed wire, the Charge of the Light Brigade, Welsh hounds, sex, cocktail parties, and so forth"--Roger Longrigg in the Times Literary Supplement. [Attingham].