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Jumping the Odds: Memoirs of a Rastafarian Showjumper by Oliver Skeete - First Edition - 1995 - from Irolita Books and Biblio.co.uk

Jumping the Odds: Memoirs of a Rastafarian Showjumper

by Oliver Skeete

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


London: Headline, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. Remainder dot to lower edge of text block. Pages are tanned. Dust jacket is price clipped, with several tiny stains along top edge. Dust jacket is protected in archival mylar. 213 pages. Green cloth boards with silver gilt titles on spine. The autobiography of Britain's first (and only) black showjumper, who did not even sit on a horse until he was 35. -- US orders ship USPS from Niagara Falls, NY. Canadian orders ship from Ontario.


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