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.

Observations on Fox-Hunting, and the Management of Hounds [1826]
Cook, Colonel [John]

Cook, John. Observations on Fox-Hunting, and the Management of Hounds in the Kennel and the Field. Addressed to a young sportsman, about to undertake a hunting establishment. London: William Nicol for The Author 1826. xvi, 292p + 3 lithographed pls. Seemingly contemporary boards (worn) and spine label; later cloth spine. Outer pages foxed, some heavily (including title page and frontispiece); else nice and clean. Bookplate of Franklin Jones Willock. ** The first edition of this important work on handling hounds, with a long list of the hounds to be found in many British packs of the day, and their breeding. The long list of subscribers to the book includes C.J. Apperley (Nimrod), the Duke of Beaufort, Hugo Meynell, George Osbaldeston, and many other well-known hunting men. (Item ID: 14458)

$150.00

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