Saddle and Steel. Lord DUNALLEY, Henry Cornelius O’Callaghan Pritie.

Saddle and Steel. London: Jarrolds Publishers, [1928].

First Edition. Youngman Carter dustjacket art. Hubin listed collection of short stories with some crime elements, and a man committed to becoming a sporting gentleman. Very scarce. The front flap reads: "This is a surprisingly good collection of stories by Lord Dunalley a new writer in the field of fiction and it may safely be said that Lord Dunalley will quickly establish himself as a popular novelist. In A Sporting Education, which is the main story in Saddle and Steel, Mr. Keldon, an American who has " made his bit," thinks it time to give up commerce and learn how to become a sportsman and a gentleman. He places himself under the able tuition of Captain Hugh Darley. Though Keldon finds his newly proposed vocation rather more difficult than " hot air merchandising," he tries to learn with an earnest zest, supported by a disarming urbanity, which makes him as lovable a character as Hugh Darley is. This is a sporting novel without a villain. A kindly good humour pervades it from the first to the last chapter and the whole book will appeal to all readers who like a good, clean sporting story told in a pleasant, light vein. Very Good, some discoloration to cloth, soiling to page edges, in rather soiled dustjacket, but otherwise Good, quarter sized chip at upper rear panel.

Price: $275.00