San Francisco: John J. Hartford, 1946-1947. Johnston, T. Edgar. First edition. Soft cover. Issues of August-September 1946 (vol. 11, no. 2), October-November 1946, December 1946-January 1947, February-March 1947, April-May 1947, June-July 1947, and October-November 1947 (vol. 12, no. 3). Each ca. 40p, many photos and other ills. All internally clean and complete despite the outer wear. Fair (some covers torn, detached; some dogearing). Item #31223
Originally titled The Horse Lover starting in 1936 (those issues not here), then The Horse and Dog Lover, and back to The Horse Lover as of the October-November 1947 issue. Subtitled "Devoted to Man's Noblest and Best Friends" and as of June-July 1947 subtitled "Dedicated to the creation of adequate bridle paths, and the perpetuation of the horse for show, sport, and national defense." Articles on Arabians, Thoroughbreds, early Quarter Horses, Saddlebreds, breeding, jumping, and more, by John Hervey, Carl Raswan, Lee Rice, distance rider Frank T. Hopkins (inspiration for the movie "Hidalgo"), etc. Some emphasis on horses in early California and the West. Several covers are paintings by T. Edgar Johnston. The articles on dogs are chiefly breed profiles by various writers. Very scarce; no copies in WorldCat. (Wells 3723) Sold as a group. as is. Shipping/handling will be extra; please keep this in mind when ordering.