Virginia: Winchester Printers, 2005. Hardcover. Quarto.310pp. Bound in leatherette boards in dust jacket. A very nice copy. Jacket shows some light edgewear and two small closed tears. fine/very good. Item #59500
From the jacket flap: "While the book is ostensibly a text for those wanting to learn the skills of the whipper-in, in fact it encompasses the entire world of foxhunting. In it, Foster (U.S. Army Ret, Ex-MFH, huntsman and, for the past twelve years, the executive director of the Masters of Foxhounds Association) gives sound and practical advice on everything from hounds to horses to keeping the huntsman happy.But Whipper-in is considerably more than a how-to book. Foster has drawn on his vast hunt experience both in the United Staes and abroad to paint and exciting, funny and often lyrical portrait of a great and deeply traditional sport. A sport that faces profound challenges in an urban age increasingly disconnected from the natural world."