From the full title page: Many voices concerning the horses of the world with additional chapters from the notes of the late Lady Anne Blunt (16th Baroness Wentworth) and Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, on the Arabian breed, collected, edited, and enlarged, with a history of the thoroughbred racehorse and the horses of the East and West.
With 368 plates in half-tone and 24 plates in colour, and many diagrams in the text.
This comprehensive and detailed history of racing blood has become the standard authoritative work on the subject. In it Lady Wentworth supplies many missing links in horse history. She makes the book particularly readable by her gift of extracting entertainment from the dries subjects and writing in a style that makes them interesting and often amusing to all.
The book also contains the lifelong researches of Wilfred Blunt and of Lady Anne blunt, whose ancestors kept the first racing studs in england. It was written with the object of clearing away long-established errors and simplifying the hitherto bewildering confusion of theories as to horse breeds and their origin.
This book has a dust jacket which is not price-clipped. The dust dust jacket shows slight signs of rubbing. It has a 1.25" tear at the top of the front of the dust jacket, and a three small tears, approx 0.5", at the top of the spine. There is mild foxing to the inside of the front and back covers and to the front and rear free end papers. There is mild foxing to a part of the back of the map at the back of the book, otherwise the map is clean and free from tears. There is mild foxing to the page ends. The book has a slipcase. This is in very good condition apart from a small tear (approx 0.5") to one of the open corners. Internally, the pages of the book are clean and the binding is tight.