By R. C. Lyle; Adair Dighton [ed.]
London   Putnam and Co.
11" by 8.5" xvi, 1-108pp.
An excellent first edition copy of this charming book illustrating the history of English racing in the unclipped dustwrapper. With plates by Lionel Edwards.
By R. C. Lyle; Adair Dighton [ed.]

1945 Royal Newmarket

London   Putnam and Co.
11" by 8.5" xvi, 1-108pp.
An excellent first edition copy of this charming book illustrating the history of English racing in the unclipped dustwrapper. With plates by Lionel Edwards.
£45.00
: 1kgs / : 768A46

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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Pleasing Copy, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper

The first edition of this charming volume on the history of English racing by R C Lyle, in the original cloth. Wit an introduction by Adair Dighton. 

With the unclipped dustwrapper. 

A lovely example, detailing the history of racing from the early days to racing under the reign of George V, "with an engagingly light touch sketches of places and vignettes of persons, [...] [providing] interesting sidelights on a distinctive facet of the variegated social history of the English people" - Sunday Times.

Illustrated by Lionel Edwards, British artist who specialised in painting horses and other aspects of British country life. With frontispiece and nine coloured plates, as well as numerous illustrations in black and white. Collated, complete. 

Condition

In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally excellent with only minor shelf wear and a slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Slight white markings to the rear board. Inscribed by a previous owner to the front pastedown, dated 1948 "With love from Lorna and the O M." The dustwrapper is sound with minor chipping and closed tear to the extremities, as well as a minor loss to the spine and a minor puncture mark. Unclipped. Faint tide mark internally to the wraps, cockling the rear wrap slightly. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean. Illustrated with frontispiece and nine coloured plates, as well as numerous illustrations in black and white by Lionel Edwards. Collated, complete.

Very Good Indeed

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