The Long Ride

By: Patchett, Mary Elwyn

Price: $32.00

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Book Condition: Good

First edition exlib hardcover in blue paper covered boards with tape marks on boards and pastedowns. Extremities bumped, 140 pp text tight and bright but rear end paper removed with a few letters taken off the edge of the last page. Letters filled in and story unaffected. Original dj in mylar has chips at tips and spine ends, tape marks at head and foot of rear dj panel. no call tags on backstrip, but does have two little hole punches over the prices on frt flap. Jacket displays well on the shelf. In 1862 the explorer John McDowell Stuart and his sturdy mare Polly trekked across 4,000 miles of the roughest country in the world to journey through the heart of Australia and back. Just over a century later, two newspapers offer "a challenge to the pioneering spirit of every young Australian ...... $20,000 dollars for the first man to follow in Stuart's footsteps .... and bring his horses back in the best condition. Joey Meehan takes up the challenge and sets off on the trail of his childhood hero, riding his grey mare Polly, namesake of Stuart's famous horse. He and his father badly need the prize money to keep their stud-farm going. But there are eight other competitors in the Stuart Venture and numerous hazards along the way.

Title: The Long Ride

Author Name: Patchett, Mary Elwyn

Illustrator: Charlton, Mike


Edition: Reprint

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: 1970

ISBN Number: 0718815904

ISBN Number 13: 9780718815905

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: R46812

Keywords: Australia, Wild Horses, Long Distance Riding, Trekking, Trail Riding, Competitive Trail Riding, Prize Money, Horse Story, Western.,