1937. Item #15117
Thayer, Bert Clark. August in Saratoga. Sagamore Press 1937. 80p, 109 black-and-white photos by the author. Good hardcover: back cover damp-spotted, light narrow marginal dampstain to last two pages; else internally near fine. In very scarce original glassine d.j. (quite torn, yellowed). Mounted on the back of the jacket is the publisher's promotional copy about the book. ** "A sentimental journey to Horse Haven, Oklahoma, and the back stage of America's grandest horse drama.... Dedicated to His Majesty The Thoroughbred Horse." Photos of the backstretch, workouts, jockeys, yearling sales, race day, a few portraits of famous horses of the day, etc. Lots of nostalgia here!