This vintage book contains a detailed treatise on English country sports in the nineteenth century, being at once a defence, justification, exposition of ignorance, and condemnation of opponents. Informative and thought-provoking, this volume offers an insight into historical hunting in England, and will appeal to modern readers with an interest in rural sports. Contents include: "Fox-Hunting", "Salmon-Fishing", "Deer-Stalking", "Bryce's Bill", "The Real", and "The Artificial". Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. This volume is being republished now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fox hunting.