1947. Item #803
Vesey-Fitzgerald, Brian, ed. The Book of the Horse. Los Angeles: Borden 1947. 879p, many photos and line ills. + several color plates of works of art. Good hardcover in fair d.j. A nice sturdy copy of this book, whose bulk often weakens its binding. Bottom fore-edges stained; some plate margins foxed. ** Sometimes idiosyncratic essays by many authorities (chiefly British) about all kinds of horses and horse activities, and the horse in art and culture. Includes Lady Wentworth on breeds around the world (over 100 pp.), Lionel Edwards on the horse in art, Beauvoir de Lisle on polo and the horse in war, M.A. Wace (Golden Gorse) on the Exmoor pony, and much more. Long bibliography of hunting books by A.H. Higginson. A treasure trove of the knowledge and trends of the day. (Wells 7888) Heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.