Reminiscences of a Sporting Artist - Lionel EdwardsLondon: Putnam & Co., 1947, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss to the spine ends. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners' name to the first blank.
Contains: Colour plates; Black & white plates; Colour frontispiece;
From the cover: “It was no accident that Mr. Lionel Edwards became a sporting artist. Art and hunting are in his blood. As a young man in a Kensington studio he never went for long without attending a meet — usually on a borrowed horse. Those were the days when there were still hansoms to drive to the Derby, and Phil May and the London Sketch Club set the pace.
Mr. Edwards’ recognised skill in making the hunting field live in his pictures is the result of hard work and long experience, and his book of reminiscences is as much a contemporary history of English fox-hunting as an autobiography.
He has followed most packs from the Quorn to the Royal Calpe including lesser known packs in his own West Country, Wales and Ireland. He has been befriended by hunt servants and M.F.H., and he has many stories to tell, and still more serious comments to make on the ritual of hunting and the art of portraying hunters and huntsmen.
The book is fully illustrated by the artist with pencil sketches and plates in full-colour.”