We're delighted to announce that we'll be taking part in the Attingham Trust Study Programme, "The Horse and the Country House," in England in September. We have in stock some of the books on the program's suggested reading list. A selection of them, plus others that may be of interest, are included in "Featured Books" at the bottom of this page. Quantities are very limited. For other titles related to the program's theme, search by the keyword Attingham, or go to "Browse Horses" and then look through the topics Art, Driving (especially other World on Wheels volumes), Farming, Horses in Society & History, and Hunting. We're happy to ship postpaid to Attingham participants within the United States.

Speed and the Thoroughbred: The Complete History
Mackay-Smith, Alexander

Mackay-Smith, Alexander. Speed and the Thoroughbred: The Complete History. Lanham, MD: Derrydale Press 2000. 193p, many ills. from old sources, some in color. Very good hardcover in very good d.j. Bookseller's label on front endpaper; owner's ink initials. ** Why and how the Thoroughbred was created, by a renowned historian of the breed. He traces three primary sources of speed--the pre-Christian Irish Hobby, the 16th-century English Running-Horse, and a few Middle Eastern imports--and identifies surviving speed lines into the 20th century, including tail females that are often overlooked. (Published at $50.00). (Item ID: 10960)


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