MOVING LOCATIONS We are in the middle of moving our shop. Our Collections of books are packed and will be unpacked towards the end of August. We can still take Clamshell orders but delivery will only be in SEPTEMBER since that department is closed for the month of August during our move. We can still accept these orders and produce the cases for you all. Specific arrangements can be made but delivery will only be towards the end of September. Thank you for your understanding and thank you for your patronage.
Virginia: Privately Printed, 1962.
First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. Vickers, Captain Reginald J., M.C. A PLEA FOR SANITY IN THOTOUGHBRED RACING. Inscribed. Virginia: Privately Printed, 1962. Quarter brown cloth over beige cloth covered boards with yearling photo on the cover in about very good condition showing moderate use. 8vo., 55pp. Signed & dated by Vickers on the front free endpaper followed by another signature of N. Stalle date 1963 as well. Included is 1 1/3pg. ALS dated Aug. 29th 1963, The Plains / Fanquier County / Virginia USA / addressed to: Sir Wintringham Stable / Edgbaston, Birmingham, 15. [UK]. A chatty letter about "the spotsman owned thoroughbred fast becoming overruled by thoroughbred industrialists" & the readyness of three year olds to race with references to equine physiology. An interesting item. Contains a plea to eliminate early training of horses so that they are not broken down at an early age. Includes: They Deserve Better Treatment, Early Days of a Thoroughbred, The Significance of Early. (Horse Racing, The Turf, Flat Thoroughbred Bloodstock), etc.
Item #31882 Price: US$75.00