This Was Racing - Signed Numbered Slipcased 1st Edition

By: Palmer, Joe H.; Smith, Red Editor

Price: $250.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


Collector quality, limited, numbered, double signed 1st edition, 1st printing leather-bound, slipcased volume of racing history. Limited to 1000 copies, of which 999 are for sale, this is #524 and is signed by both editor Red Smith as well as artist Willard Mullin on limitation page. They have not dedicated the book to anyone in particular, just their first/last names. Soft, brown, full leather binding smells and feels heavenly and has bright gilt spine title. Book shows NO wear. Board tips and spine ends are sharp, edge of page block clean, top edge gilt. Solid rust colored endpapers, vintage adhesive label with a hand drawn horse and former owner's name is on the lower fore edge of the half title page. Glue residue from said plate has left a brown label outline on verso half title. 270 pp like new, crisp and unmarked. Presented in its original slipcase with illustration from the regular first edition dust jacket of horses breaking from the gate on one side. Rust paper covered cardboard case shows very light handling soil, has no splits or cracks, no boards showing through outer paper covering. Exceedingly rare offering in fab condition. It is the second signed copy we've had in 22+ years of bookselling, and the first one in its slipcase. Here are the best of the graceful, witty, wonderful pieces by Joe H. Palmer, who was, until his death October 31, 1952, America's best known racing writer, and in the opinion of many the best writer of sports anywhere.

Title: This Was Racing - Signed Numbered Slipcased 1st Edition

Author Name: Palmer, Joe H.; Smith, Red Editor

Illustrator: Mullin, Willard

Categories: HORSE RACING & CHASING,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: NY, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1953

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Slipcased

Type: Leather

Inscription: Signed by Artist & Editor

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 46240

Keywords: HORSES, HORSE RACING, THOROUGHBREDS, NEWSPAPER COLUMN, TRIBUTE, SIGNED, LIMITED, NUMBERED FIRST EDITION, SLIPCASE.,