Signed limited edition of J. Stanley Reeve's The Foxhunter's Journal; one of 550 copies signed by the author
A Foxhunter’s Journal.
Reeve, J. Stanley.$1,250.00
Item Number: 96103
Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, 1952.
Signed limited edition of Reeve’s authoritative work on fox hunting. Octavo, original red cloth with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, Cheshire Fox Hunters emblem to the front panel, colored engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated with engravings. One of only 500 copies signed by the author, this is number 33. Additionally inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Miriam with best regards from the author J. Stanley Reeve.” In near fine condition. A sharp example.
One of the leading figures of the Radnor Hunt in the early 20th century, J. Stanley Reeve was a seasoned sportsman and sharp dresser celebrated for his colorful straw bowlers and occasional orange suit. Married to a cousin of Theodore Roosevelt, Reeve was once described by Town & Country magazine as “the leading foxhunter of the leading foxhunting city in the country.” With its excellent hounds, elegant balls, social buzz, and splendid grounds and clubhouse, the Radnor Hunt Club was the place to be in the 1920s.