1937 1st edition. 8vo (140 x 201mm). Pp238. B/w illustrations by Eric Meade-King, end-paper illustration by Lionel Edwards, bibliography. Green cloth, spine titled in pale yellow.
"In this book it has been my desire to suggest... that riding to hounds is immeasurably superior to going out hacking, and I have endeavoured to describe the method by which anyone who is at all keen ought to go about making himself or herself into a Hunting regular. I would like to dispel any idea that I have laid down the law. Such has not been my wish or intention. Rather is this book offered for the help and encouragement of those who want to hunt and who are not above taking the advice of one who started riding Fox-hunting at the age of six, and who has made, of the chase of the fox, a lifelong study in all its various ramifications, and to them I wish the best of good fortune." (From the author's preface). Chapters include:- Choosing a hunt; Mr. Townsman; Cub-hunting; Dress; Getting mounted; The master; A hunting day; Digging; Keeping out of trouble; Hunt staff - farmers, their land and interests; Cutting down expenses; Etiquette; Young entry; Stable notes; Societies.