The Benson and Hedges Book of Racing Colours

The Benson and Hedges Book of Racing Colours
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The Benson and Hedges Book of Racing ColoursThe Benson and Hedges Book of Racing ColoursThe Benson and Hedges Book of Racing Colours

Introduction by Major-General Sir Randle Feilden.

The Jockeys' Association of Great Britain. London. 1973. First edition. Hardback; green cloth-bound hardback with gilt decoration and title, dust jacket. xxii, 340 pages. Over 10,000 graphic colour illustrations of owners' racing colours. English. 305 x 220mm. 1.7kg. . Very good, in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear to jacket, slight wear to forecorners and spine ends, short 2cm tear to top edge of front panel, a few short tears to rear panel with small 2cm area of loss to top rear forecorner; light offsetting to endpapers, slight yellowing to edges; from the library of Hugh Cameron-Rose with his ex libris plate and signature to front endpaper.

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. Nearly 10,000 registered owners' racing colours are depicted. The whole makes a stunning graphic design book and the perfect gift for racing fans. Increasingly scarce, especillay  in the dust jacketed edition.


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