Fox Hunting on the Borders 1896 – 1939, by G. Scott Watson

Fox Hunting on the Borders 1896 – 1939, by G. Scott Watson

£20.00

Softcover

Publisher: G. Scott Watson’s family

Publication Date: 2000

Condition: Used; Very Good, minimal shelf/use wear to covers, faint creasing to front cover. Pages are crisp and clean, and the binding is intact and tight. Fold-out map showing the various hunts attached to inside rear cover.

104 pages, b/w illustrations, 277mm by 190mm, 400g

 

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Fox Hunting on the Borders. Extracts from the Diary of a Fox-Hunting Farmer, 1896 - 1939. By G. Scott Watson. Second (revised) edition, with illustrations, published by his family in 2000.

First published in 1947 by the author, George Scott Watson, Border farmer and keen follower of hounds, mainly comprising extracts of a diary which he kept for most of the 43 years from when he started hunting, as an 18-year old in 1896, to the outbreak of World War 2 in 1939. Not only does it bring home the excitement, in a most delightfully evocative manner, of the great runs he enjoyed over the Border countryside, hunting with 8 different packs of hounds, but is becomes so apparent that he had a great respect for the fox - and that it was the chase, not the kill, which gave him such pleasure.