Few light smudges on the cover; otherwise a clean, tight copy ; 4to 11" - 13" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Hundreds of stunning photographs highlight a comprehensive guide to horses, offering a wide range of information covering subjects such as the evolution of the horse and an exploration of the role horses have played in history. 50,000 first printing.
Review: "The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. With too many wonders close inspection dispels both mystery and joy. Not so with the wonder that is the horse."
So begins The Encyclopedia of the Horse, an extraordinary volume devoted to humankind's most essential animal partner. Expertly folding together the evolution of the horse with every major breed and its contribution to civilization, author Elwyn Hartley, editor of Riding magazine for over 18 years and author of 30 books on horses, divides his subject into 10 historically chronological chapters, covering "in words and pictures, the development over 60 million years of the small jungle animal into the various and sophisticated breeds of the 20th century." Beginning with Eohippus, or the Dawn horse, from the Eocene period, Hartley takes the reader on a fascinating journey, stopping along the way to discuss hundreds of notable breeds, including Friesians, Arabians, Andalusians, Thoroughbreds, Shetland and Highland ponies, Mustangs, and Clydesdales. Also interspersed throughout are notable horse-and-rider partnerships, such as El Cid and Babieca, as well as over 1,000 full-color photographs, illustrations, and maps, making this ode to Equus as beautiful as it is fascinating.
Title: Encyclopedia Of The Horse
Publisher: Octopus Books
Publication Date: 1984
Book Condition: VG
Book Description Condition: good. 1338 Gramm. Seller Inventory # M00706406060-G
Book Description Octopus Bks. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No dust jacket. Photograph available on request. Seller Inventory # mon0000786558
Book Description Octopus Books, 1983. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP2770747
Book Description Octopus Books, 1983. Condition: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP17338050
Book Description Octopus Books, 1983. Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP96664729
Book Description . Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR002413200
Book Description Octopus Bks. 01/10/1977, 1977. Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Seller Inventory # 9053-9780706406061
Book Description . Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR002387548
Book Description . Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR002375082
Book Description Octopus Bks. 01/10/1977, 1977. Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Seller Inventory # 7719-9780706406061