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This Was Racing

By: Palmer, Joe H.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46471

Condition: Very Good


Second printing of the first edition hardcover in orange & brown cloth covered boards with brown title has rubbing at fairly sharp tips, slight 'ding' on frt board fore-edge. Spine ends rubbed, broken through the cloth, sounds worse than it looks. Tidy former name on fep. Hinges fine. Professionally reproduced, unclipped dj has chips at spine ends, tips and gutters, but still displays well in new mylar. 270 pp text is crisp, bright and unmarked. Here are the best of the graceful, witty, wonderful pieces by Joe H. Palmer, who was, until his death October 31, 1952, America's best known r... View more info

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This Was Racing

By: Palmer, Joe H.; Smith, Red: Editor

Price: $68.00

Publisher: KY, Henry Clay Press: 1973

Seller Id: 47045

ISBN: 0876420110

Condition: Very Good


Gift quality 2nd printing of the first edition, a bright hardcover in red cloth with cream cloth backstrip has a touch of color loss to the still sharp tips . 270 pages are tight, bright and crisp without tears, soil or writing. Original dj is unclipped and without chips, only a feint 2//16th x1/4" soil mark 2" down near gutter or rear dj panel. No other marks or soil. Line illustrations by Willard Mullin. Here are the best of the graceful, witty, wonderful pieces by Joe H. Palmer, who was, until his death October 31, 1952, America's best known racing writer, and in the opinion ... View more info

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This Was Racing

By: Palmer, Joe H.; Edited by Red Smith

Price: $125.00

Publisher: NY, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 47053

Condition: Very Good +


First edition 1953 hardcover in orange & brown quarter bound cloth covered boards with brown title has sharp tips, bumped spine ends and a small 'ding' on the foot of the front board. Original, un-clipped dj with chips at spine ends still displays well in new mylar. 270 tight pages with crisp text, no tears, but one wrinkled page edge in rear. A much-sought book. Here are the best of the graceful, witty, wonderful pieces by Joe H. Palmer, who was, until his death October 31, 1952, America's best known racing writer, and in the opinion of many the best writer of sports anywhere. View more info

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This Was Racing - Signed Numbered Slipcased 1st Edition

By: Palmer, Joe H.; Smith, Red Editor

Price: $250.00

Publisher: NY, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Artist & Editor

Seller Id: 46240

Condition: Near Fine


Collector quality, limited, numbered, double signed 1st edition, 1st printing leather-bound, slipcased volume of racing history. Limited to 1000 copies, of which 999 are for sale, this is #524 and is signed by both editor Red Smith as well as artist Willard Mullin on limitation page. They have not dedicated the book to anyone in particular, just their first/last names. Soft, brown, full leather binding smells and feels heavenly and has bright gilt spine title. Book shows NO wear. Board tips and spine ends are sharp, edge of page block clean, top edge gilt. Solid rust colored endpapers, ... View more info