A sporting tour through Ireland, England, Wales and France
Smith, Harry Worcester

Smith, Harry Worcester. A Sporting Tour through Ireland, England, Wales and France, in the Years 1912-1913: Including a concise description of the packs of foxhounds, mode of hunting, types of horses and the crack riders [etc.]. Columbia, SC: State Co. 1925. 2 vols., totaling 437p + 70 pls. (photos and old ills.). Good clean sturdy hardcover (light shelfsoil); no d.j. The regular edition. ** Account of the famous American "invasion" of Britain. When Smith accepted the mastership of the Westmeath Hunt for a season, he took with him American horses and hounds in order to prove their ability over Irish banks and ditches. He describes hunting on horses just off the track as "the sublimest test of all...I `met the ground' some thirty-eight times in seven short months." (Item ID: 15515)


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