United Kingdom: 1917-1918.
Full leather. Oblong soft black leather journal (8" x 5") with gilt lettered title "Hunting Journal" stamped on the front cover. Reddish marbled end papers and edges. Gilt lined borders on covers. Flexible covers. Front cover has a light creased area. Dates for the entries commence "Oct. 1st, 1917" and the last entry is dated 13.1.20 (January 13th, 1920). Journal consists of 30 pages of hand written entries sectioned in printed columns. Printed column headings include - "Date", "Hounds", "Meet: Distance to it.", "Horses", "Wind & Weather", "Scent", "Coverts Drawn", "Killed", "To Ground and Remarks". Remainder of journal after January 13, 1920 unused. No removed pages. On the verso of the right front flyleaf is this inscription - "The sport of Kings & the limage of war with none of its guilt & only twenty five per cent of the danger. From Handley Cross By R. S. Surtees (sp.?)." Interesting journal with hunts occurring before the end of World War I which ended November 11, 1918. Under the remarks section are several listed names of people with Military ranks including Maj. Evans, Maj. Beevor (sp.?), Maj. Covy, Maj. Atkinson, Capt. Cox, Capt. Holman and many other names listed, some difficult to transcribe. Very good. Item #11314