Old Man Curry; Race Track Stories. Charles E. Van Loan.

Old Man Curry; Race Track Stories

New York: George H. Doran, n.d. (1st pub. 1917). Reprint edition, probably around 1917. Hardcover (original pictorial cloth). 276p, no ills. Jacket is torn. Introd. by L.B. Yates. Very good / good. Item #30958

Ten short stories about racetrack lifer Old Man Curry and his biblically named horses, full of backstretch chicanery and some Black dialect. In his introduction Yates laments that this nomadic way of life at small-time tracks was already over. Van Loan, who died not long after the publication of this book, was a popular author of many magazine stories on racing, baseball, boxing, and other sports. Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.

Price: $20.00

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