Hardcover with light shelfwear to edges and boards. DJ covered with mylar and not clipped. Pages tight and clean. Library discard with usual attachments and marks. Pocket removed. ISBN from 1976 paperback edition. 192 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1972. ISBN: 0. The Rancho del Rio bonito, once a part of a land grant from Mexico, had been in Brem Baxter's family for over one hundred years. It was as inherent to Brem's heritage as were the legends of the thoroughbred horses that had given the ranch its reputation as an illustrious horse-racing farm. Now, however, it no longer boasted its famous steeds, but the old lifestyle was striven to be maintained by its present owner, Brem's Great-aunt Cassandra.