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Brock, D. W. E. (David William Errington), 1907–
The fox-hunter's week-end book / David Brock, M.F.H. ... ; with decorations by Helen MacGregor.
London : Seeley Service, [1939?]
Physical Description:
373 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2012 42
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Helen MacGregor's original pen-and-ink illustrations for the head- and tail-pieces of this work are now in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art, Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original tan half cloth and yellow cloth. Accompanied by Helen MacGregor's original pen-and-ink illustrations. The drawings are cataloged separately as: MacGregor, Helen. Drawings for The fox-hunter's week-end book, 1939.
BAC: British Art Center copy also accompanied by seven manuscript letters concerning the present work: [1] 1939 March 15, TLS, from David Brock to Stanley Service, discussing possible literary excerpts to be included in the work -- [2] 1939 March 30, ALS, from MacGregor to an unidentified recipient, reading: "Returned with thanks. May I have the remaining chapters please." -- [3] 1939 April 24, ALS, from David Brock to Stanley Service, in which the author discusses financial terms and notes "I am glad the illustrations are so good. Who is she? I have never heard." -- [4] 1939 April 25, TL, from Service (?) to Brock, expressing displeasure with the terms proposed by Brock --[5] 1939 May 18, ALS from Siegfired Sassoon to Brock, in which Sassoon discusses C.B. Wylde and Sassoon's consent to allow Brock to quote from the poem "Together 1917" -- [6] 1939 October 13, TLS, from J. Jefferson Jones to F. Stanley Service, about the number of copies of The fox-hunter's week-end book that Lippincott would be willing to publish -- [7] 1939 October 25, TL, from Service (?) to Jones, discussing the war and the favorable merits of Brock's work compared to Geoffrey Brooke's Foxhunter's England.
Subject Terms:
Fox hunting.
Seeley Service -- Publisher.
MacGregor, Helen.
Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967.

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