Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire, Formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High Sheriff for the Counties of Salop and Merioneth, and Major of the North Shropshire Yeomanry Cavalry; with Notices of His Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits - Charles James Apperley, (pseudonym ‘Nimrod’) 1915 - Methuen & Co. Ltd., London - New Issue ‘With what extraordinary characters of ancient and modern times would John Mytton stand comparison? ... His popularity... the dashing personal character, and extreme and unaffected good humour of the late squire of Halston, together with his fox-hounds, his race-horses, his ale, his wine, and many other things besides, rendered him extremely popular in Shropshire...’

A handsome edition – bound by Riviere – of this chronicle of the life of the fearless and famously foolhardy sportsman, ‘Mad Jack’ Mytton, who drank four to six bottles of port a day, and died of delirium tremens in the King’s Bench prison, aged 38.

Wonderfully illustrated by Harry Alken and T.J. Rawlins with 18 full page colour plates.
  Charles James Apperley (1777-1843), better known by his pseudonym ‘Nimrod’ was an English sportsman, and influential sports writer.

The Spectator Archive 1898. Tooley 66; Schwerdt I, p. 38

Octavo (pp. [4] xiv 206 [4].

This new issue is founded on the Second Edition of 1837, and features a facsimile of the original title page preceding the title page of this edition.
  Finely bound by Riviere in full polished scarlet calf, panels bordered with intricately tooled hunting-related motif, spine in six compartments with hunting emblems repeated and titles in gilt, elaborate gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers.   Condition: Near fine, some light foxing to preliminaries and end pages, evidence of water staining to upper edge of facsimile title page, in near fine binding, spine ever so slightly toned.   Ref: 108267   Price: HK$ 2,000