My Sporting Life

HILLS, John Waller. My Sporting Life.

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HILLS, John Waller. My Sporting Life. London, Philip Allan & Co. Ltd, 1936.

8vo. Original blue-grey cloth, titled gilt to spine; pp.298; faded to grey on spine, very slight foxing to some early leaves, offsetting to rear page, rear hinge sometime skillfully repaired.
First edition. A collection of sporting diaries, with a strong focus on angling, including an interesting mini-essay at the end called "Sport and Cruelty" in which the author defends himself from accusations of barbarism by arguing that people have a finite amount of kindness to give, and that people who kill animals for fun are likely (therefore) to be nice to other humans.