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Six Centuries Of Foxhunting Book

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Hunting literature had its beginnings as early as the fourteenth century, when nobles hunTedstag, bear, fox, and other game on horseback. As foxhunting grew in popularity, literary works that covered the sport flourished, as well. In Six Centuries of Foxhunting: An Annotated Bibliography, M. L. Biscotti has compiled all books produced in Great Britain and the UniTedstates that pertain to, or mention, foxhunting with hounds. Arranged alphabetically by author, more than 2000 titles are included. Each entry features details such as place and year of publication, publisher, book size, page count, illustrations, and binding. Nearly every title is also annotated with a description of the book's contents, and biographical sketches are provided for the most notable authors. Narratives, histories, illustrated works, verse, fiction, and even anti-hunting literature all have their place in this volume. Six Centuries of Foxhunting also features more than thirty images of book covers and foxhunting illustrations. With appendixes that contain author, title, and illustrator time lines, and separate author and title indexes, this comprehensive bibliography is a valuable resource for researchers, book dealers and collectors, and foxhunters.ReviewThis book includes the essential facts of every piece of literature published on the subject of foxhunting that has survived to the year 2000. And It is a reference book That is readable, too. Antiquarian booksellers, scholars, readers, and writers of sporting literature will be indebted to Duke Biscotti for another century or more. --Norman Fine, editor, FoxhuntingLife, and author of "Foxhunting Adventures: Chasing the Story"Six Centuries of Foxhunting is a tremendous accomplishment to synthesize the literature of foxhunting into a single reference work. With a direct, user-friendly approach, Duke Biscotti has crafted a must-have volume for anybody with an interest in the history of country sport. The scope of this work is impressive and the insightful annotations transcend traditional bibliography. This is a valuable overview of the history of foxhunting and its literature and is sure to find a place in book collections throughout the sporting community. --John P. Connolly, George L. Ohrstrom Jr. Librarian, National Sporting Library and MuseumAbout the AuthorM. L. Biscotti is a retired antiquarian bookseller with a passion for the literature of foxhunting. He is the author of The Borzoi Books for Sportsmen (1992), The American Sporting Book Series (1994), The Bibliography of American Sporting Books (1997) and Paul Brown: Master of Equine Art (2001).