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1976 cover scanned from my private collection


  • Roman and Romano-British Shoes and Hippo-sandals
  • The Wavy-rimmed horseshoe
  • Guildhall and Dove shoes
  • Keyhole and tongue shoes
  • Toe-clip and rim shoes
  • Ox, mule, donkey and special shoes
  • Folklore and horseshoe collections
  • Further Reading
  • Places to Visit

Title: SHIRE ALBUM: Old Horseshoes, Book No. 19
Author/Designer: Ivan G. Sparkes
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1976
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd., Princes Risbourough, UK
Language: English
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/4" x 5 3/4"
ISBN: 0852633483

SUMMARY- All interior photographs are black-and-white. This is for people interested in getting into horseshoe collecting. There's a lot of interesting information on the developement of horseshoes here.

Shire Publications always includes a reading list and a visitor or museum listing where you can see real examples of the subject matter of the issue. I love that feature of these books and think it's worth the price of admission all by itself!