London, South Kensington
24 March 2004
ALDIN, Cecil (1870-1935, illustrator). Scarlet to M.F.H., London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1933. 4° (268 x 191mm). Plates and illustrations after Cecil Aldin. Original red cloth (a little faded).
ALDIN, Cecil. Sleeping Partners, London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, [c.1929]. 4° (304 x 237mm). 20 plates after Cecil Aldin. (One plate with small marginal abbrasion.) Original blue cloth (edges lightly rubbed), contemporary presentation inscription on front endpaper.
With 27 other books of related interest including Charles Simpson's Leicestershire & its Hunts (London, 1926), Isaac Bell's Foxiana (London, 1929), F. A. Stewart's Hunting Countries (London, 1935) and 'Cross Country with Hounds (London, 1936), and 3 sporting volumes from the Lonsdale Library. (29)
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