This illustrated book celebrates the game of polo, the "king of games", now played by over 8000 people in 35 countries. It looks at the history of the sport and the state of the game worldwide, at the players and their ponies, and at the international teams and their tactics. John Lloyd is a the leading polo journalist who specializes in recording the English social scene and writing about the game of polo internationally. He contributes regularly to "Polo International", "Sporting Horse" and "The Independent" newspaper and is the editor of "Polo Annual". His editorial advisor for the book is Major Ronald Ferguson, the Prince of Wales' polo manager.
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Not a how-to book, this is a well-developed history of polo, from its ancient beginnings to modern times, with beautiful photographs of the game in action. (For a book on learning to play polo, see Steven D. Price & Charles Kauffman's The Polo Primer: A Guide for Players and Spectators LJ 2/1/89.) The authors describe in detail the international set of people involved in polo, dwelling on the groupies and famous people who follow the game (of whom there are too many photos, as well). This is a nice picture book, but the amount of space devoted to people, and not the game or the horses, will annoy horsepeople. Libraries with equine interests, or wide-ranging sports collections, should consider.
- Leslie A. Bleil, Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Stanley Paul, 1989. First Edition, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. hardback, large 4to, 240pp, illustrated, clean and sound, no inscriptions, corners and spine ends slightly scuffed, Very Good / Good dustwrapper. wrapper edges slightly rubbed. ISBN: 0091738202. Bookseller Inventory # 776646
Book Description Stanley Paul & Co Ltd, 1989. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Ex-library: No. Previous owners inscriptions: No. Book Condition: Good. A few pages have stuck together at the very top, easily split. Jacket condition: Good. Published: 1989. 1st Edition: Yes. Pages: 240. Description: The book takes you inside the sport of Polo with a stunning collection of action pictures by the world's finest polo photographers coupled with an intimately knowledgeable text by a leading polo journalist. Editorial advisor: Major Ronald Ferguson, Britain's chief umpire. Bookseller Inventory # 000413
Book Description Stanley Paul, 1989. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Various (illustrator). First. HB DJ 1st Ed. See my pic. DJ clipped. Green cloth boards, gilt titles spine. 31.7 x 26.7cm. 240 pages. Dark green e/ps. Wealth of superb f/c + b/w photos. Editorial advisor + foreword Major Ronald Ferguson. Lovely book with some Pimms recipes! Condition: DJ bit dusty. Minor rub on DJ corners otherwise like new. Bookseller Inventory # 003342
Book Description Stanley/Paul, London, 1989. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Editorial adviser Major Ronald Ferguson. SIGNED by him on title page. VG in VG D/J with just a slight tear to base of spine. Please contact me direct for more information and accurate shipping costs. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 000471
Book Description Stanley Paul, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Very clean, tightly bound large format hardback book with no marks or inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. Appears little used. 240 pages, colour (& a few b/w) photos throughout, glossary, index. Heavy book, 1.9kg unpacked. Bookseller Inventory # 48465
Book Description Stanley Paul, 1989. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. slight wear to wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 019871