Beautiful Hialeah [compliments of Joseph E. Widener]

Thayer, Bert Clark, and George F.T. Ryall. Beautiful Hialeah. NY: The Author, 1938. 79p, many photos by Thayer, several in color. Good hardcover (plasticized boards). No jacket (as issued?). Base of spine torn; back cover soiled. The laminated covers of this scarce book never hold up well. Pages age-browned as always; else internally very good. Tipped in: compliments card from Joseph E. Widener, President and Chairman of the Board of the Miami Jockey Club, Hialeah Park. ** "Being the second [and last] in a series of sentimental journeys to America's leading race courses." The text by Ryall, who was The New Yorker's longtime racing correspondent, "Audax Minor," recalls Hialeah's vanished glamour. Thayer's other racetrack book was August in Saratoga. Item #15410

Price: $75.00

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