[A complete set of The Haddon Hall Library.]
Comprising: Fly Fishing; Wildlife in Hampshire Higlands; Our Gardens; Our Forests and Woodlands; Hunting; Outdoor Games (Cricket & Golf); Bird Watching; Shooting; Farming.
Deluxe limited edition of this series regarding sports and other country pursuits. This set number 103 of 150 numbered copies; Our Garden signed by the author S. Reynolds Hole. Presentation set inscribed (in Wildlife) by politician and author Duff Cooper (1890-1954) to Philip Grantham Yorke, 9th Earl of Hardwicke (1906-1971), with his bookplate to front pastedowns throughout.
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9 works, octavo. Original vellum, bevelled boards, titles and pictorial decorations to boards and spines gilt, pictorial endpapers, red silk bookmarks. Cover designs, head- and tailpieces designed by Rackham. Frontispiece to each, numerous plates, in both colour and black and white, by various artists. With one loosely inserted extra plate and tissue guard in each volume. Vellum slightly scuffed and soiled, light foxing to prelims and endmatter, margins of text block gently toned. An excellent set.