A Famous Fox-Hunter: Reminiscences of the Late Thomas Assheton Smith, Esq. or the Pursuits of an English Country Gentleman John E Eardley-Wilmot

ISBN: 9781331589389

Published: September 27th 2015

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276 pages


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A Famous Fox-Hunter: Reminiscences of the Late Thomas Assheton Smith, Esq. or the Pursuits of an English Country Gentleman  by  John E Eardley-Wilmot

A Famous Fox-Hunter: Reminiscences of the Late Thomas Assheton Smith, Esq. or the Pursuits of an English Country Gentleman by John E Eardley-Wilmot
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Excerpt from A Famous Fox-Hunter: Reminiscences of the Late Thomas Assheton Smith, Esq. Or the Pursuits of an English Country GentlemanIt is many years since this book was written, and more than one generation of sportsmen has grown up since thatMoreExcerpt from A Famous Fox-Hunter: Reminiscences of the Late Thomas Assheton Smith, Esq. Or the Pursuits of an English Country GentlemanIt is many years since this book was written, and more than one generation of sportsmen has grown up since that time.

I believe, however, that there are very few hunting men who have not heard of the prowess of Assheton Smith with hound and horn, and that all lovers of the chase will welcome a reprint of the Memoir of him by my father, the late Sir J. E. Eardley-Wilmot, Bart. The First Edition appeared when I was a school boy at Old Charter-house in the City, and I remember being sent to the office of the Sporting Magazine to copy out the verses on the celebrated Billesdon Coplow Run, and spending several hours at the work.

Alas, the best part of half a century has passed since that day.In conclusion I may add that I was named after the subject of the Memoir.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



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