New York: Franklin Watts, 1951. Dillon, Corinne Boyd. First edition. Hardcover (green cloth). 229p, several ills. + color jacket by Corinne Boyd Dillon. Jacket is unclipped. The true first edition, NOT the Junior Literary Guild edition. Very good / fair (soiled, rubbed, torn). Item #30730
Ban-Joe earns a dream job--taking care of Grey Eagle and riding him in the famous 1839 match race against Wagner. A good story, with lots of true-to-life characters, by the author of Kentucky Derby Winner. Wagner was ridden by Cato, a Black jockey who had purchased his freedom. Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.