London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1912. Item #03627
A Fine Collection of Old English Hunting Songs and Poems
GRAHAM, Sir Reginald, compiler. Poems of the Chase. Collected and Recollected by Sir Reginald Graham, Bart. London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1912.
First edition. Small quarto (8 3/16 x 6 5/8 inches; 208 x 169 mm.). viii, 135, [1,] pp.
Bound for Hatchards ca. 1912 (most likely by Sangorski & Sutcliffe) in full brown morocco, covers richly decorated in gilt, spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board-edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt, pale gray end-papers. Armorial book-plate of Sir George Smith on front paste-down. Two ink inscriptions on front blank leaf, one dated 1912, the other dated 1964.
A fine collection of old English hunting songs and poems including The Melton Hunt; John Campbell's 'Rouse, Boys, Rouse.' and 'We have seen a run together'; Hunting with Lord Lonsdale's Harriers; George Lawrence's A Legend of Galway; Tom Firr's Song; Sir Herewald Wake's The Duke of Grafton's Hounds; Hunting Song of Sir Harry Goodricke's time; W. Davenport Bromley's The Dream of an old Meltonian; The Tarwood Run; Death of Tom Moody; and Old Leicestershire Hunting Song.