PRETTY POLLY: THE HISTORY OF HER CAREER ON THE TURF, by Joscelyne Lechmere - 1907[1st Ed]


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Pretty Polly: The History of Her Career On the Turf

by Joscelyne Lechmere

1st Edition. London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1907 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Green cover features a gilt border and the title written in gilt.
  • Boards show signs of dirt, age and light shelfwear.
  • Corners are lightly scuffed with exposed board at front foot. (See Photos).
  • Spine is faded green with gilt text that has also faded, and bumped ends.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Endpapers and feps have foxing as well as a discreet bookseller sticker on back pastedown. (See Photos).
  • Frontispiece is a photogravure of the horse Petty Polly, bright and clear with intact tissue guard and smudges in margins.
  • Illustrations are bright and clear, with some toning.
  • Interior is age-toned, with foxing and smudging scattered throughout, as well as edgewear, notable marginal chipping on pages 29 - 32. (See Photos).
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges are deckled fore and foot, with gilt at head. (See Photos).
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • AJ20190805

63 pages. 8x 10 inches.

The book features the detailed life of the race horse Pretty Polly, with a complete record of the horses races. 1901 - 1931 she was an outstanding Irish-bred Thoroughbred racehorse and an outstanding broodmare. She won fifteen consecutive races and was only the fifth filly to win the British Fillies Triple Crown since its inception in 1814.

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