Richmond: Whittet & Shepperson, 1983. Limited edition. Hardcover. 328p, many ills. from old sources (paintings, books, ads, etc.), some in color. Fwd. by Quarter Horse historian Robert Moorman Denhardt. One of 1500 copies, this one number XIII, with a warm presentation from Mackay-Smith to Col. W. Randolph Tayloe (author of Educating the Horse). Very good / good. Item #30679
The subtitle continues, "America's Native Breed of Running Horses, The World's Oldest Breed of Race Horses, Prime Source of Short Speed." Very comprehensive account of American quarter racing ca. 1650-1773: the people, practices, and especially the horses and the influence of their bloodlines on the later Thoroughbred, Planatation Saddle Horse, Standardbred, American Saddlebred, and Tennessee Walking Horse. Shipping/handling of this large book may be extra; please keep this in mind when ordering.