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The Horse in Ireland by Brian Smith - Signed First Edition - 1991 - from Irolita Books and Biblio.co.uk

The Horse in Ireland

by Brian Smith

Condition: AS NEW


Dublin: Wolfhound Press, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. AS NEW. 4to. Signed by author. As New in a Fine slipcase. Special edition, limited to 100 copies. Numbered and signed by the author. This is copy #20. A very beautiful binding. Quarter bound in navy blue leather, navy blue water-silk sides, gilt top, head and tail bands, and gold blocked spine. Presented in a matching buckram bound slipcase. Hand bound by Irish bookbinders at Antiquarian Bookcrafts, Dublin. 336 pages. Includes references, bibliography, index. This is a history of the horse in Ireland, not a survey of the current population. Begins with early Celtic mythology, right through to modern day breeding and racing. -- US orders ship USPS from Niagara Falls, NY. Canadian orders ship from Ontario. ***Large/heavy book: additional shipping charges will be necessary for shipment outside North America.****


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