“Old Tom of Tooley: Father of the Quorn – His Life and Times”.
1999. 8°. 232 pages. With several illustrations. Original Hardcover with illustrated dustjacket. Excellent, as new condition. Inscribed and signed by the author. Rare publication.
Published to mark the tercentenary of the Quorn Hunt. It starts with the life of Thomas Boothby, the first master of the Quorn in 1698. This illustrated book tells the history of the evolution of fox hunting from medieval times to its zenith at Melton Mowbray. It also covers many of the distinguished Derbyshire and Leicestershire people involved.
Includes: Old Tom of Tooley and the Boothby family, Leicestershire and Northampton days, Bradgate, the Pytchley and the Royal Buckhounds / The Antiquity of Fox Hunting / The Tutbury Stud in the Civil War, Tooley Park, etc.