Item #31439 The Welsh Pony; Described in Two Letters to a Friend. Olive Tilford Dargan, introd. by Charles A. Stone.

The Welsh Pony; Described in Two Letters to a Friend

Boston: Charles A. Stone, 1913. Limited edition, privately printed. Hardcover (boards). 52p + reproductions of 26 photos. No jacket (if issued?). Printed in letterpress on deckled paper by the Pinkham Press, Boston; title page partly in red. Presentation copy from Stone to one Nathaniel Bowditch (a descendant of the famous navigator?), 1913. Laid in: judge's red ribbon, 1915 Chestnut Hill Horse Show. Good (covers stained, scraped; internally very good to fine). Item #31439

Charles Augustus Stone was a Welsh Pony enthusiast whose cousin, the sculptor Anne Whitney, was a friend of Dargan's. On Stone's behalf she asked Dargan, then traveling in Britain, to learn about the breed, observe it, and write back to Stone. These two lyrical and informative letters on the heritage and qualities of the ponies are based on her visits to Longmynd and other farms. Dargan was a poet and novelist best known for her nature writing. A lovely little book, which Stone gave out to friends and acquaintances. (Wells 1770) Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.

Price: $95.00

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