Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope
Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1865. Chapman & Hall. 1st Edition
Good copy. Spine is exposed through some pages, spine has peeled back to reveal old papers beneath. Binding salvageable and some level of repairs ideal. Interior mostly clean, unmarked. Pages are still well bound together. Small unobtrusive seal in upper left corner of first end paper.
Hunting Sketches by Anthony Trollope is a collection of eight short texts that center around the subject of hunting. These eight texts are entitled: "The Man Who Hunts and Doesn't Like It,? "The Man Who Hunts and Does Like IT,? "The Lady Who Rides to Hounds,? The Hunting Farmer,? "The Man Who Hunts and Never Jumps,? "The Hunting Parson,? "The Master of Hounds,? and "How to Ride to Hounds.? Being clearly fascinated by the subject, Trollope first discusses the difference between those who do practice the sport with pleasure and those who do it without pleasure. The texts can generally serve as guides to nineteenth-century techniques, modes and styles of fox-hunting, hound-training and horse-riding. Trollope equally analyzes the way society appraises hunters. For instance, he explains the differences between male hunters and female hunters and claims that while the hunting farmer plays an indispensable role in the maintenance and the development of the sport, parsons and clergymen should not hunt since the activity is culturally believed to be incompatible with the nature of their religious function.