Speed and the Thoroughbred The Complete History Patrons' Edition

By: Mackay-Smith, Alexander

Price: $100.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


Lovely copy with negligible light spot on head of spine. Front board slightly sprung, tips sharp, internally as new. One of only 62 copies of the The "Patron's Edition" with a tipped-in vellum sheet presenting this volume to Mr & Mrs. Charles C. Abeles. Not signed by Alex but probably written by him. 193 pp, Illustrated with paintings, prints and photographs of the breeders, stallions and mares who shaped the thoroughbred lines from the 1500's to the twentieth century. Foreword by John T. von Stade. Publisher's letter to the patron laid-in: "the Patron's Edition was offered only to relatives, friends and those who held a special place in Alex's life.". Chapters include: Patron List/ Dedication/ Acknowledgments/ Foreword/ Timelines/ Taproot Pedigree of the Thoroughbred Racehorse/ An Overview/ The Irish Hobby/ Hobby Influences in England/ Running-Horses/ Sprinting Speed Strains Before 1650/ Perils and 'Saviors': Foundation Mares and Their Breeders After 1650/ Imported 'Pure' Arabians; General Stud Book Entries; A Century of King's Plates, 1665-1780/ Diplomatic Gift Stallions; Barbs and Turcomans/ The Godolphin Arabian 1724-1753/ The Duke of Cumberland and Eclipse/ Surviving Speed Lines into the Twentieth Century/ Bibliography/ Glossary/ Index.

Title: Speed and the Thoroughbred The Complete History Patrons' Edition

Author Name: Mackay-Smith, Alexander

Illustrator: Illustrated

Categories: HORSE RACING & CHASING,

Edition: First Limited Edition

Publisher: NY, Derrydale: 2000

ISBN Number: 1586670409

ISBN Number 13: 9781586670405

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Patrons' Edition

Size: 4to - over 9

Seller Id: 31573

Keywords: PATRONS EDITION, LIMITED THE GODOLPHIN ARABIAN, DUKE OF CUMBERLAND AND ECLIPSE, FLAT RACING, THOROUGHBRED RACING,