Illustrated by Dell Hancock. Near Fine. 1556702051. Color Illustrations; 10.90 X 9 X 1 inches; 152 pages; Cover is green cloth boards with gold lettering on front and spine. Very slight rubbing to cover. Pages are clean and tight. Green endpapers. Extensively illustrated with 100+ color photographs of most aspects of racehorse life, for the horses and their attendant humans and 'barn friends'. Slip case is matcing green cloth with color paste down on front. Slight rubbing to slip case. "Chronicles the lives of racehorses from birth to retirement, featuring behind-the-scenes glimpses of many of the greats: the birth of Secretariat's offspring, the heavily guarded Alydar exercising in early morning solitude, and the champion Spectacular Bid being fitted for new shoes".
New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang. 1991. First edition. Small oblong quarto. Gilt decorated teal cloth in fitted matching slipcase with illustration affixed to front panel as issued. Fine in fine slipcase. A spectacular copy of this beautifully written, photographed and designed book. Uncommon in this beautiful condition. A great book.
Very Good. No Jacket. Very Good Hardcover with no DJ in a Very Good Slipcase. Light soiling and shelfwear to slipcase. Bookplate on FFEP. Light soiling and shelfwear to covers. Pages clean and tight in binding. Pictures available upon request. A locally owned, independent book shop since 1984.
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