“HIS SIRE FROM THE DESERT, HIS DAM FROM THE NORTH, THE PRIDE OF MY STABLE STEPT GALLANTLY FORTH…”
FOTHERGILL, Edward. Twenty Sporting Designs with Selections from the Poets. Edinburgh: Neill, 1911. Folio, original half green cloth, uncut. $500.
Signed limited first edition, number 192 of only 300 copies signed by Fothergill on the limitation page, with engravings after pen and ink and watercolor drawings by George Fothergill.
The illustrations, in the style of William Morris’ Kelmscott Press, are accompanied by English verses on hunting and horses by a wide range of poets, including Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, Cowper, Burns, Wordsworth and Tennyson. Podeschi 308. Bookplate of Elisabeth “Pansy” Ireland, owner of Pebble Hill Plantation in Georgia and an accomplished horsewoman and collector.
Plates and text fine, wear to paper boards, with rub to border on front cover. An extremely good copy.