[Philadelphia. 1874]. p. preface, followed by twenty-four leaves of mounts, each with a mounted albumen photograph and printed text on the recto and verso, for a total of forty-eight photographic prints, each print measuring approximately 5 1/2 x 8 inches. One related photographic print loosely laid in. Original tissue guards present. Oblong folio. Original three-quarter morocco and pebbled cloth, front board and spine gilt, raised bands. Original brass affixed to foredge of front board, but clasp lacking. Boards rubbed, leather scuffed. A front fly leaf loosely laid in. Some light foxing, mostly on the mounts but occasionally in a print. About very good. The first and only volume published of this scarce and important collection of photographs of noted American racehorses. Issued by Schreiber & Son, the leading photographers of animals in Philadelphia, the volume showcases the leading racing and trotting horses in the United States, giving their pedigree, size, ownership information, and stud fees, where applicable. The most prominent horse in the volume is the great champion and sire, Lexington, who won six of his seven races and was the most important thoroughbred stud of his era. Included are portraits of Rysdyk's Hambletonian (namesake of the Hambletonian Stakes, and sire of many of the other horses featured herein), the stallion Jay Gould, trotting stallion George Wilkes, Woodford Mambrino, Lady Thorne, Lucy, the Morgan horse Ethan Allen, and many more. The work was issued without a titlepage or publisher's imprint, but the photographs are copyrighted between 1871 and 1874, hence our attribution of a date. We note three copies at auction in the past twenty-five years, one of those selling at Sotheby's in 2003 for $3000. OCLC locates a total of ten copies, the record noting twenty-four leaves of photographs, as in our copy. The three copies at auction, however, each recorded fifty total photographs. KEENELAND ASSOCIATION LIBRARY CATALOGUE, p.194. OCLC 4254541. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: SCHREIBER & SON'S PORTRAITS OF NOTED HORSES ...
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: 1st Edition
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