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J[ohn] [Freeman] Fairfax-Blakeborough

John Fairfax-Blakeborough (1883-1976), known as 'Jack', was a writer and folklorist who wrote novels about horse racing, of which this is one. His collection of folklore is at the University of Sheffield.




First edition

Bibliography code: ALL-33.1

Publisher: Philip Allan

Year: 1933

Format: 8vo

Pages: vi, pp 176, viii adverts

Binding: Plain red cloth with title, author and publisher in black on the spine

Size: 188 x 129 mm

Dust jacket signed: Blam in white, between horse and dog

Internal illustrations: None

Price: 2s 6d

Printed by: William Clowes and Son, Limited, London and Beccles

Image of dust jacket

Dust jacket (click to enlarge)


Notes: The lettering on the jacket is by Blampied. The other two titles listed on the back priced at 2/6 also have a jacket designed by Blampied. This is one of perhaps six novels that Fairfax-Blakeborough published in 1933.