We are away until early October. One activity is the Attingham Trust tour of country houses, stables, and other equestrian-related sites in and around Newmarket and York, England. We're looking forward to it!

Aintree: Grand Nationals [with large ink presentation drawing]
Brown, Paul

Brown, Paul. Aintree: Grand Nationals--Past and Present. NY: Derrydale Press 1930. Very good (cover edges worn); lacks d.j. 191p, many ills. by Brown and many photos. Erratum slip tipped in at second half-title page. Title page printed in red and black. One of 850 copies (the regular edition). Bookplate of Frederic C. Thomas. Ink presentation and large drawing on half-title page: "To Roberta[?] and Freddie--To the stables. Very sincerely--Paul Brown '31", and a rider leading a steeplechaser. From the rider's disgruntled look, they have fallen and are headed back "to the stables." Traces of pencil under-drawing. ** "History of the Grand National steeplechase [with] special emphasis on the design of the course as well as the 1928, 1929 and 1930 races, which Brown had witnessed" (Biscotti). The first book that Brown both wrote and illustrated--and what a debut. Dedicated to Billy Barton. (Item ID: 14721)


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