Horses In The Valley

By: Fairfax-Lucy, Brian

Price: $48.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Fourth printing of the first edition in red cloth covered boards with black spine title. Spine ends and lower tips bumped, upper tips still sharp but there is some color loss or 'mottling' covering parts of the upper.75" down from head of boards as if something was adhered to it and pulled away, but there is no paper loss, only color missing. No names, tears or soil in the 224 pp text, it is tight, bright, crisp and unmarked, but does show foxing on the edges of the page block only. Not exlib, hinge papers are fine, book is straight and square. Original, un-clipped color illustrated dj shows beautifully from the front. Jacket has approx 3/4" of loss at head of backstrip taking part of the E and all of the Y in the book title. There is 1/2" closed tear at head of of solid cream rear panel that has a nice color sketch of a girl in a green sweater sitting on a chestnut horse. Front and rear dj panels also have a 1/2" x 1/4" chip at foot of each panel. Light color loss along front flap fold and two micro rubs at frt board tips. Ann Grantown went to the country for the first time when she was ten years old, and very soon she discovered new joys. There were three horses at Honeyvale: Colonel, an old hunter; Bear, the Shetland pony, and Katharina, a young untrained race horse, The story tells of the adventures Ann had with them all and the lessons they taught her as well as describing Katharina's training and her first exciting experience on a racecourse. Told in first 'horse' person, the horses do the talking. Enchanting tale well illustrated in full page and smaller vignette line drawings by Stanley Lloyd.

Title: Horses In The Valley

Author Name: Fairfax-Lucy, Brian

Illustrator: Lloyd, Stanley

Categories: HORSE STORIES,

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1948

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: R46593

Keywords: Riding Holidays, Summers at the Barn, Novice Riders, English Horse Story. Horse Racing, Thoroughbred, Shetland Pony, Veteran foxhunter.,