A Famous Fox Hunter
Reminscences of Thomas Assherton Smith, belonged to an officer of the Durham Light Infantry
Fifth edition, hardback with gilt titling to spine and printed titling to upper board. 19.5 × 13cm, 212pp + 30pp ads.
Full title: A Famous Fox Hunter, Reminiscences of the Late Thomas Assheton Smith, or, The Pursuits of an English Country Gentleman
The reminiscences of Thomas Assheton Smith (1776–1858) an English landowner and all-round sportsman who was notable for being one of the outstanding amateur cricketers of the early 19th century. He was Master of the Quorn Hunt in Leicestershire, then from 1816 to 1824 of the Burton hounds in Lincolnshire. This copy belonged to Brigadier-General Hubert Horatio Shirley Morant of the 63rd Durham Light Infantry, and has been signed by him to the front cover and half-title.
A good copy. There is light foxing throughout and some rubbing to the cloth but otherwise a decent, readable copy.