Silk and Scarlet - with - The Post and the Paddock, with Recollections of George IV., Sam Chifney, and other Turf Celebrities - Henry Hall Dixon ‘The Druid’ 1880 - Frederick Warne and Co., London - Revised and Re-edited Editions with Steel Engravings Two finely bound volumes in hunting colours, formerly the property of Captain Robert Bingham Brassey of the 17th Lancers.

Racing anecdotes, and turf reminiscences, illustrated with steel engraved frontispieces, extra steel engraved title pages, five steel engravings (one folding), and engraved vignette.

Henry Hall Dixon (1822-70) was an English sporting writer known by his nom de plume, "The Druid.", educated at Rugby School and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He took up the profession of the law, but, though called to the bar in 1853, soon returned to sporting journalism, in which he had already made a name for himself, and began to write regularly for the
Sporting Magazine. Both these works first appeared in part in the magazine before being published as separate books.
  Provenance: Captain Robert Bingham Brassey (1875-1946) of the 17th Lancers, with his armourial bookplates.

References: Loder,
Bibliography of Horse Racing, 1464, 1457.

pp. [4] vi [4] 369 [3]; [2] xii 367 [3].
  Finely bound for Hatchard’s of Piccadilly in three quarter green morocco over scarlet cloth, spines tooled and lettered in gilt with gilt racing motifs, green endpapers, top edges gilt.   Condition:   Ref: 108556   Price: HK$ 2,500