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The Master of Hounds

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This vintage book contains a detailed treatise on the position of "Master of Hounds" in fox hunting, with information on duties and expectations, details of notable historical figures, descriptions of common problems within a pack, and much more. Timeless and insightful, this volume will be of considerable value to those with an interest in the history of fox hunting, and would make for a worthy addition to collections of hunting literature. Contents include: "The Modern School of Fox-Hunting", "The Disguised Friends and Enemies of Hunting", "Famous Masters of the Nineteenth Century", "The Master's Expenses", "Criticisms of His Followers", "Famous Critics of Masters of Hounds", "The Huntsman's Point of View", "Some Views of a Master of Otterhounds", etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fox hunting. Originally published in 1903.

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