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The Story of Rolling Rock

Van Urk, J. Blan

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950
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The Cary Collection is hereby honoured to present this exclusive, 'deluxe' members' Ltd Ed of: 'The Story of Rolling Rock' ltd ed, one of only 750 'presentation' copies privately printed for the wealthy Ligonier, Pa smart steeplechase/ foxhunt/ polo club set!~ Our bespoke copy is further gloriously embellished in custom buckram leather in racing colours of cherry red with royal navy blue diagonal stripe w/ gilt piping together with the handsome gilt fox head emblazoned 'RRH' on the front cover & spine!~ Furthermore, a glorious fold~out map (sz: 16"W x 14"H)~ of 'The Hunting Country of The Rolling Rock Hunt' Ligonier, Pa & a tipped~in MFH painting of Richard Beatty Mellon Esq (1858~1933) by John C. Johansen!~ Thus a most regal, gentleman's sporting library acquisition, indeed! Tally~ho!~ Provenance: A. Perry Osborn, Jr., my great uncle, who was the Vice~President (executive committee) as of 1949 @ RRH!~ (see pg #239)~ Thence by descent~ Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Story of Rolling Rock
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Publication Date: 1950
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Limited Edition..

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Van Urk, J. Blan, 1902-
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Book Description ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Seller Inventory # 151889799

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Van Urk, J. Blan
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1950)
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Book Description Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1950. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First printing. Limited first edition (one of 750 unnumbered copies), 1950. Red cloth hardcover with gilt decoration on the front cover, leather spine label, gilt top edge, 298 pp., illustrated (including a tipped-in color frontispiece and a fold-out map at rear), clean unmarked text, Very Good copy, a bit of age-toning to the pages and page-edges, some soiling and discoloration to the covers, wear to the spine-label including cracking and a bit of loss to the edges, rubbing and wear to the covers including a split in the cloth at the spine-head, no dust jacket. Seller Inventory # s00024407

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Book Description Charles Scribners Sons, New York, 1950. First Edition. One of 750 copies. First Edition. One of 750 copies. Mounted color frontispiece portrait of Richard Beatty Mellon, photographic endpapers, profusely illustrated with half-tone illustrations, folding map at end. 1 vols. 4to. Inscribed. This is an excellent sporting and social history of the Rolling Rock Hunt Club, founded in Ligonier, Penna., by the Pittsburgh Mellons, an enclave of sporting activity, "where perfection in the fine art of country living is most nearly achieved". Chapter XVI deals with Polo at Rolling Rock.With a fine presentation inscription from the author on the first blank:To D- D- O- Esq.One of the country's most authoritative horsemen, with the compliments of the author, J. Blan van Urk, October 3, 1950. Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 384 Original red cloth, leather label. Spine slightly toned, some wear at extremities. Very good Mounted color frontispiece portrait of Richard Beatty Mellon, photographic endpapers, profusely illustrated with half-tone illustrations, folding map at end. 1 vols. 4to. Seller Inventory # 310989

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J. BLAN VAN URK
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Book Description CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS, 1950. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible: Very Good. Author inscribed to previous owner and signed light mottling to front board, light foxing to prelims, small loss to spine label. oversized and overweight. Please email for photos. Larger books or sets may require additional shipping charges. Books sent via US Postal. Seller Inventory # 62092

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