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Descripción de la editorial
This vintage book contains an account of the rural sporting experiences of Tom Smith, a notable nineteenth-century English huntsman. With a wealth of biographical information and extensive details of his hunting experiences, this volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in the history of English rural sports, and would make for a worthy addition to collections of related literature. Contents include: "School-Boy Days", "Early Activity and Habits of Observation", "An Ugly Wound", "An Election Anecdote", "Volunteering", "First Scarlet Coat", "Farming", "Vice President of the Winchester Agricultural Show", "Fox-Hunting", "Cricket", "Devon Staghounds", "Marriage", "Residence at Hill House, Hambledon", etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. This volume, first published in 1869, is being republished now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fox hunting.