“ON RANCHES SUCH AS THE ETON RANCH IN WYOMING… HE WILL BE FED AND GROOMED UNTIL HE SHINES LIKE A MIRROR”: THE WESTERN PONY, SIGNED BY WILLIAM R. LEIGH
LEIGH, William R. The Western Pony. New York and London: Harper and Brothers, . Quarto, original red cloth, uncut, original dust jacket. $1600.
Second edition of this classic illustrated book on horses, with six fine mounted color plates of horses and 18 in-text illustrations, signed on the half title by William R. Leigh.
Leigh’s “accounts of hunting and the hunt for buffalo illustrate how the horse has served man and helped to shape his destiny” (Pady, 176). Leigh also “became identified as a popular western painter and was often praised as a peer of Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell… Leigh created works that are characterized by a warm palette, strong lines, romantic definition, and graphic realism” (ANB). Howes L242. With a 1933 article by Leigh about the survival of wild horses laid in.
Book about-fine, dust jacket near-fine with minor toning to extremities and light edge-wear. Scarce.