1992 1st edition. Square 4to (265 x 280mm). Pp144. Colour photographs throughout, foreword by the Duke of Beaufort. Blue boards, spine titled in gilt.
This is "a photographer's view of the Duke of Beaufort's Hunt. The Beaufort with its kennels at Badminton, the home of the 11th Duke, is one of the most famous hunts in the country and John Minoprio's photographs capture the special spirit which has made it so popular. ...Its main theme is to show that there are many people today who enjoy riding to hounds just as their predecessors did who were guests of the Duke of Beaufort 150 years ago. And they are joined by a cavalcade of enthusiasts who follow by car, motorcycle, bicycle or foot. The photographs portray Hunt activities throughout the year. The many behind the scenes shots illustrate that this great hunt is still run along traditional lines by people dedicated to maintaining the highest standards." This book "is a fascinating portrait of a famous and much respected hunt which will be enjoyed by friends of foxhunting everywhere."