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Horsewatching by  Desmond Morris - First Edition - 1989 - from The Parnassus BookShop and Biblio.com

Horsewatching

by Morris, Desmond

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


USA: Crown Publishers, 1989. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hardback Second Printing of First US Edition. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in Very Good Condition. A book for all horsewatchers. Desmond Morris provides information about the bond betweem horse and rider, how horses show affection for one another, about horse behavior; he discusses the history of the horse throughout the ages, steeplechase in Ireland, invention of the stirrup by the Scythians around 200 BC--and much more. Bound in black half cloth with silver titles, gray boards; clean and unmarked with slight rubbing of bottom edges, gentle bump to lower front corner, tight and solid. square. Prev. owner name and address on paste-down. Pages very clean, no marks, no creases. Jacket clean with just slight wear to spine head. 150 pages. 8.5 x 5.75 inches. Publisher: New York. Crown Publishers, 1989.


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