We're delighted to announce that we'll be taking part in the Attingham Trust Study Programme, "The Horse and the Country House," in England in September. We have in stock some of the books on the program's suggested reading list. A selection of them, plus others that may be of interest, are included in "Featured Books" at the bottom of this page. Quantities are very limited. For other titles related to the program's theme, search by the keyword Attingham, or go to "Browse Horses" and then look through the topics Art, Driving (especially other World on Wheels volumes), Farming, Horses in Society & History, and Hunting. We're happy to ship postpaid to Attingham participants within the United States.

An Essay on Hunting [1820]
Country Squire, A.

[A Country Squire]. Essay on Hunting: Comprising hunting lawfulness benefits pleasure pastime game scent hounds the horse huntsman sagacity. &c. &c. &c. London: Edward Jeffrey and Son 1820. 3rd ed. (1st pub. 1733). 92p + 1 pl. Old half leather (rubbed); spine gilt stamped. Opening pages foxed. ** "A Country Squire" remains unidentified. We know this of him: "My Work is plain and rural like its Author: My Science is gotten in green Fields, and has been my study as well as Exercise this 40 Years." After praising country life and sport, he turns to the question of whether rationality and sensibility exist in animals, seeking to prove they do not. In other words, a philosophical-religious defense of hunting, not a how-to treatise. The engraved frontispiece by J. Scott shows a medallion portrait of a man in profile, surrounded by game and hunting equipment. Engraved title page with a hunting vignette, fox mask, and hound head within a vine border. (Item ID: 11755)


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