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.

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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