The Main Issue in Life is not the Victory but the fight; the essential thing is not to have won but to have fought well; Signed Limited Edition of Seabiscuit: The Saga of a Great Champion
Seabiscuit: The Saga of a Great Champion.
Beckwith, B.K.; Introduction by Grantland Rice; Foreword by Charles S. Howard.$2,800.00
Item Number: 4021
Wilfred Crowell, Inc., 1940.
Signed Limited edition. Oblong quarto, original padded leather covers lettered in gilt. Color frontispiece of Seabiscuit from a painting by F.B. Voss. Signed by Charles Howard at the foreword, for presentation to the friends, family and business associates of Charles Howard, the owner of Seabiscuit. Illustrations from photographs; drawings by Howard Brodie. In near fine condition with the lightest of shelfwear to the bottom. Exceptionally scarce.
Seabiscuit: The Saga of a Great Champion, is the story of the legendary thoroughbred who captured the heart of a nation. Introduced by Grantland Rice and written by seasoned track writer B. K. Beckwith, its pages are full of unique stories about the beloved horse and the people who were closest to him. In researching her best-selling Seabiscuit: An American Legend, Laura Hillenbrand drew on Seabiscuit: The Saga of a Great Champion, a rare contemporary account originally published in 1940 that preserves insights, anecdotes, and quotes found no where else.