The Silver Quest

By: Meigs, Elizabeth Bleecker

Price: $100.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


First edition hardcover in medium blue cloth with bright silver titles. Spine ends bumped, tips still sharp showing a touch of color loss only. Not a former library copy, no names, tears or soil in the untrimmed 173 pp text. Price-clipped original, color illustrated dust wrapper has small 1/4" - 1/2" chips at spine ends, at flap fold tips, and along ends of both panels. Wrapper now in new mylar and displays well. A work of historical horse fiction. Three centuries before the story begins Hernan Cortes brought a beautiful Arabian stallion to Mexico. Somehow he escaped from the Spanish Conqueror, and thereafter his legend grew. Years later in the Rio Grande country men claimed to have seen the silver horse racing wild and free in the moonlight. The Lonely One, they called him, or the Silver Loneliness. No one could lay hand on him, but sometimes ranchers found silver foals running with their herds, although he never killed range stallions or stole their mares. His decendants all bore the distinctive marks of the great Arab strain. When the silver stallion died no one knew, for the border folk claimed to see him still. Chela, thirteen-year-old granddaughter of the good doctor Don Diego, first learned of the legend when she received a fiesta gift: a tiny silver statue of a winged horse, wrought with exquisite workmanship, springing from a base of carved ebony. Somehow the little figure embodied all the beauty, all the wild desire for freedom of the legendary stallion. From that moment he lived in her imagination. Would she ever see the Silver Loneliness, running as fleet as a hawk on the wing in the moonlight?

Title: The Silver Quest

Author Name: Meigs, Elizabeth Bleecker

Illustrator: Chapman, Frederick T.

Categories: HORSE STORIES - ALL OTHERS,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.: 1949

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 46997

Keywords: The Silver Loneliness, Silver Arabian Stallion, Chela, Horse Story, Rio Grande, Hernan Cortes, Wild Arab Horse.,