Knopf, 2008, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good (ex-library), Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine, First
First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 348 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust jacket has it's plastic cover intact which has left this library book in very good condition.. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Ex-library book with usual marks, stickers & stamps however the text is largely unmarked and in very good condition throughout.. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . When the First Fleet arrived in 1788, they brought a collection of rough pony-sized horses purchased at South Africa's Cape of Good Hope. In 1810, the Colony's first official social gathering took the form of a three-day race meet in Sydney's Hyde Park. By 1813, hardy pack horses were part of the critical crossing of the Blue Mountains, and from the early 1800s, impressive breeding operations of Thoroughbred and Arabians were underway with imported blood horses such as Rockingham and Saladin.The horse has remained fundamental to our sense of national identity. The Horse in Australia brings all aspects of a proud and vital Australian tradition under the one roof. Encyclopedic in the knowledge shared, it's told at a gallop and weighted with stunning images, making it the ideal gift for Australians of all generations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Animals & Birds; Australia; History. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781741664843. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5182.