1949. Item #9004
Association "Courses et Elevage." Racing and Breeding. Paris: Association "Courses et Elevage" 1949. Vol. 3, nos. 1-3, complete. Variously paged (several hundred pp.), many photos and luxury ads, some in color. Good paperbounds, sound spiral binding (shelfwear, corners bumped). In English. ** Large, lavishly produced review of the European horse racing year for 1948. The focus is on flat racing in France, Britain, Ireland, Italy, and Germany, but some steeplechasing and some other countries are included. Besides race results and breeding statistics, there are histories of the major races, a long article on Longchamp and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, articles on subjects such as international horse transportation, and more. A firsthand look at postwar racing, with many fine large photos. (Wells 6073).