We are away until early October. One activity is the Attingham Trust tour of country houses, stables, and other equestrian-related sites in and around Newmarket and York, England. We're looking forward to it!

A Sporting Family of the Old South [Skinner, Greene] [signed]
Smith, Harry Worcester

Smith, Harry Worcester. A Sporting Family of the Old South. Albany: J.B. Lyon 1936. xvii, 477p + many pls. Very good hardcover in fair d.j. (endpapers browned). Signed by the author as part of a presentation from one friend to another. ** "The story of five generations of sportsmen, starting with John Stuart Skinner, 1788, and ending with his great-great grandson [Francis Thornton Greene], 1936." This family history is invaluable for students of American sport. It reprints Frederick Gustavus Skinner's "Reminiscences of an Old Sportsman," first published in 1886-89, and includes much on John Stuart Skinner, the father of American turf and sporting journalism. The sport is chiefly in Maryland and Virginia, and includes a lot of shooting in addition to equestrian pastimes. (Item ID: 7973)


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