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.

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)

$1,800.00

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