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The Heavy Horse: Its Harness and Harness Decoration (1978 Signed Hardback)


£20.00

Good condition used Oct 1978 4th Impression
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Pelham Books, London.
Author: Terry Keegan.
ISBN: 0720705606.
Approx dims: 220mm h x 175mm w x 21mm d.

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The Heavy Horse: Its Harness and Harness Decoration

Condition and Description:

Good condition used Oct 1978 4th Impression Signed Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Pelham Books, London.
Author: Terry Keegan.
ISBN: 0720705606.
Approx dims: 220mm h x 175mm w x 21mm d.

Intact clean glossy used condition dust jacket with slight creasing and rubbing to edges and signs of handling. Intact DJ spine with slight creasing to top and bottom. DJ over very good condition green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. 217 clean, slightly off white inside pages of English text with 46 b&w drawings including 6 distribution maps, plus 49 b&w photo plates. Signed in blue ink to inside page adjacent title page by author Terry Keegan and dated 12.6.86, no other inscriptions. Some foxing to page ends and to some edges of some inside pages. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The Heavy Horse: Its Harness and Harness Decoration:

This book sets out to cover the whole subject of the harness and its decorations with particular emphasis on the local variations found throughout the country. There are chapters on the history and development of the heavy horse harness; the country saddlers who developed the local harness patterns; the horsemen who created the wealth of language and lore connected with the horses; the Walsall manufacturers who made the myriad patterns of fittings and brass decorations for the harness; the horse brasses, with much information from old manufacturers’ catalogues; the floral and ribbon decorations still used in Scottish harness decoration; the canal boatmen who were a breed on their own; the shows, parades and ploughing matches which produced the decorated horse at its best; as well as a chapter on the heavy horse breeds.

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