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The Jockeys of Vanity Fair. Russell March book.

The Jockeys of Vanity Fair. Russell March book.

by Vanity Fair

Wonderful caricatures of Jockeys from 1869 to 1912. The Jockeys of Vanity Fair book by Russell March.

Published by Grange Books Limited, London. Reprint 1993. (1982)  ISBN 1 85627 346 6. (305 x 220 x 15mm)

Front of green dust jacket:"Winning Post" (Newmarket, with 'Judge' Clark, Sir John Astley Bart, J. Osborne, Tom Cannon, J. Watts, F. Webb, F. Barrett, G. Barrett, W. Robinson, F. Rickaby. Drawn by 'Lib' (Italilan, Liberio Prosperi), and published 8th December, 1999. On back jacket: Danny Maher (a prominent American jockey of the time). Tiny nick at top of dust jacket spine. Green hard cover with gold lettering on spine. Clean, in good condition throughout.

From 1868 to 1914 each week's Vanity Fair periodical included a caricature with a short parady of someone who had been in the news. The caricatures guaranteed the popularity of Vanity Fair, and most people took pride in being the victim who was satirized. Over half the total caricatures were by ‘Spy’ (Leslie Ward).

This is a wonderful book for anyone interested in horse racing. 34 jockey caricatures with accompanying texts - and also facts and figures about jockeys, races, wins, - and the Vanity Fair 'cartoons'. It is a treasure for lovers of the horse-racing.

This is a heavy book. There may be an additional shipment cost, depending on book weight and shipment destination.

(Antique prints of Vanity Fair cricketer caricatures are available from Antique Prints - Sport - Sporting.)

Stock Number: B305Price: $85.00