The Benson and Hedges Book of Racing Colours

The Benson and Hedges Book of Racing Colours

Introduction by Major-General Sir Randle Feilden.

London. The Jockeys' Association of Great Britain. 1973. First edition. Green cloth-bound hardback with gilt decoration and title, dust jacket. xxii, 340 pages. Over 10,000 graphic colour illustrations of owners' racing colours. 305 x 220mm (12 x 8"). 1.7kg. . English. Very good; a couple of scratches to front of jacket, with 3 small 1cm tears to lower edge of front jacket; no inscriptions, not price-clipped, jacket preserved in archival plastic.

A pictorial dictionary of racing colours; as much a work of graphic art as a reference book. Each page contains a grid of 30 line drawings of a jockey shirt and cap with the colours and names of the owners. The whole makes a stunning graphic design book.

'Here is the perfect book of reference for all those racing people interested not only in contemporary racing colours but also in their history.
In these 364 pages of superb colour are depicted nearly 10,000 registered owners' racing colours, each one carefully drawn by hand and beautifully reproduced.
As a work of art and as a reference book, The Benson and Hedges Book of Racing Colours is unique in its field, magnificently printed and bound with a wealth of information and interest.' (from the blurb).