Racing to Win. The Book of the Gurnays . In addition to telling the story of Fred Shaw's Pigeon Racing Career this book also pays tribute to the Genius of Renier Gurnay, the creator of the Gurnay Strain - Fred Shaw, S. W. E. Bishop 1952 - Teddington All-British Racing Publishing Co., Middlesex - Second Edition A nice clean copy of a scarce title on the world's greatest strain of racing pigeons, first published in 1949 and then expanded with added introductions shortly after Shaw’s death. Illustrated throughout with 31 full page black and white photographs.

‘His genius as a pigeon racer is equalled only by his genius as a writer, as this book will testify and as his contributions to the world’s leading pigeon journal,
Pigeon Racing News and Gazette, have confirmed on numerous occasions. Here, between the covers of this literary masterpiece, reside both the story and the wisdom of one of the greatest pigeon fanciers the world has known, the incomparable Fred Shaw, of Lancashire.’ - S. W. E. Bishop.
  Tall octavo (book size 22.8x15cm), pp. vi 137 [1]. In publisher’s blow patterned cloth, spine and upper board lettered in gilt.   Condition: Internally fine, in very good cloth boards, slight dulling of gilt to spine, patches of discolouration to boards.   Ref: 110591   Price: HK$ 2,500