The Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire... with his Hunting, Racing, Shooting, Driving, and Extravagant Exploits. By Nimrod. With Numerous Illustrations by H. Alken and T.J. Rawlins. Charles APPERLEY.

The Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire... with his Hunting, Racing, Shooting, Driving, and Extravagant Exploits. By Nimrod. With Numerous Illustrations by H. Alken and T.J. Rawlins.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, & Co., [c.1925]. Large 8vo. (xxvi), 234, (2) pp. Publisher's green ribbed cloth, gilt lettered to the spine and with the gilt device of two fox tails to the upper board, armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. 20 colour plates with captioned tissues. Some mild bumping to the spine ends, very good. A famous country eccentric whose exploits led to his impoverishment and death at only 37. "...he drove a tandem at night across country for a wager... would sometimes strip to the shirt to follow wild fowl in hard weather... One night he even set fire to his night-shirt in order to frighten away the hiccoughs. His average allowance was from four to six bottles of port daily" (ODNB). A fine facsimile. Item #34215

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