December 2023 Sealed Bid Auction : Sale S1223 Lot 4063

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SHOOTING HOMILIES 'A FATHER'S ADVICE' MARK HANBURY; ILLUSTRATIONS BY 'FOUGASSE'; 1930 edition; "copyright J.C. Eno Ltd. Proprietors of Eno's Fruit Salt" with text additions from them; framed 22" x 17 1/2"; some foxing

Other Notes: Mark Hanbury Beaufoy JP (21 September 1854 - 10 November 1922) was an English vinegar manufacturer and Liberal member of parliament. He had his own shoot at Coombe House, near Shaftesbury, in the border country of Wiltshire and Dorset. Beaufoy also ran a second shoot at Ashmore in Dorset. Beaufoy had written the verses by Christmas, 1902, when they were given to his fifteen-year-old eldest son, Henry Mark Beaufoy, together with his first gun, a 28-bore. A hundred copies of the verses were printed and given to friends. The verses appeared in many different publications, sometimes with Beaufoy's permission, more often without it. Gun-makers began to send A Father's Advice out with their cartridges, and a gamekeeper offered the verses to a Sussex magazine, claiming to have written them. It was sometimes said they were by an officer killed in the Boer war, and in a letter to The Sporting Times they were attributed to the Reverend J. L. Browne, an Eastbourne headmaster. Browne replied to say they were not his, and in November 1910 Beaufoy himself wrote in to say he was the author, adding "Perhaps they have not been wholly useless - if so, I am amply rewarded".
Cyril Kenneth Bird CBE (17 December 1887 - 11 June 1965), known by the pen name 'Fougasse', was a British cartoonist. He was perhaps best known for his work in Punch magazine (of which he served as editor from 1949 to 1953) and his World War II warning propaganda posters; "Careless talk costs lives" was one of the most popular. He also designed many posters for the London Underground.

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Estimate £150-200