THE STORY OF AMERICAN FOXHUNTING -- Vol. I by J. Blan Van Urk

THE STORY OF AMERICAN FOXHUNTING -- Vol. I

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here's the big extravagance that's worth every penny. For the true fox-hunter, the man who is keenly interested in every phase of the chase, its history, characters, lore and hunts, this book will hold a fatal fascination. In fact, it's the kind of book he'll beg, borrow or steal -- so in the interest of family honor, suggest it to the most prosperous member of your foxhunter's clan or set -- for several could chip in. Or better still, if you really strike oil, suggest the set -- the first volume for Christmas, with a card bearing the joyful news that three more volumes will follow as published! America, the United States and Canada, now boasts 475 packs of foxhounds. A large order but Mr. Van Urk goes about his work with the keen thoroughness of a well-trained hound and if Volume I may be taken as a sample of the three to come, I'll wager he doesn't miss a scent. Good reporting and good research in the story of fox hunting from 1650-1861, the people, the packs, the hounds themselves. It's a gay, spirited tale, bound appropriately in gold and hunting scarlet and luxurious in Derrydale's best manner. Anyone would pay $30.00 for such De Luxeness. Emphasize the value the set will have, as it will undoubtedly be over-subscribed before long.

Pub Date: Dec. 15th, 1940
Publisher: Derrydale