The Turf

By: Carr, Sara & Raymond

Price: $15.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine

First edition, first printing hardcover in dark green textured paper covered boards with bright gilt spine title. An addition into the Small Oxford Books series, it is not ex-library, it shows sharp tips and barely brushed spine ends, the 112 pp text is crisp with ghosting from an erased pencil price on fep. Un-clipped original, glossy dust wrapper in new mylar displays beautifully. A lovely gift book, the perfect size to tuck into a Christmas stocking: 8" x 4" x 1/2". Illustrated with a myriad of black and white line drawings such as the one on the jacket. It contains, prose, instruction, opinion, humor and more all about Thoroughbreds, racing, trainers, breeding winners, jockeys, etc., etc. From the dj flap: In this anthology the author illustrates the magical lure of the racecourse in the words of its celebrants: from king to pauper no one is immune from its attractions. Diarists like Charles Greville, Samuel Pepys, and John Evelyn, poets like Shakespeare, John Masefield and John Betjeman, and novelists - Dickens, R. S. Surtees, D. H. Lawrence, Ernest Hemingway celebrated the Turf. Here, too, you will find the great racing writers - George Lambton, John Hislop, and Jack Leach, Dick Francis and Nat Gould - and the great characters of the track - owners like the Duke of Portland and the Aga Khan, jockeys like Fred Archer and Steve Donoghue, and of course the horses: Brown Jack, Hyperion, Park Top and Mill Reef. From bookie to gambler, this unique compilation has something for everyone.

Title: The Turf

Author Name: Carr, Sara & Raymond

Illustrator: Illustrated


Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Oxford, NY, Oxford University Press: 1982

ISBN Number: 0192141147

ISBN Number 13: 9780192141149

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 46955

Keywords: Small Oxford Books, Horse Racing, Literary Collections, English Literature, Charles Greville, Samuel Pepys, John Evelyn, Shakespeare, John Masefield, John Betjeman, George Lambton, John Hislop, Jack Leach, Dick Francis, Nat Gould, The Duke of Portland, The Aga Khan, Fred Archer, Steve Donoghue, Brown Jack, Hyperion, Park Top, Mill Reef.,