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Autograph Letter Signed (''), being a report on the possible procurement of Hungarian horses, including some from the Lipizza farm, written to an inhabitant of Cyprus.

J. Auerbach(?), of Her Britannic Majesty's Consulate, Trieste [Hungarian horse breeding; Tattersall's; Lipizzaner horses; equine]

Editorial: 14 June ; on letterheads of Her Britannic Majesty's Consulate, Trieste., 1898
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12mo, 9 pp. On three bifoliums attached to one another with green string. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper. Recipient not named. The writer (possibly the Consul himself) is responding to an enquiry regarding 'the probable price of a pair of horses about 15 hands'. 'The kind of horses that you speak of are known here as "Jukers," light, active, strong, , fast trotting, able to go 14 kilometres an hour. A pair of horses of such description 5 years old & sound will cost about fls 1200 or say £100. Hungarian horses in my opinion will suit the best for your Island [Cyprus, as revealed later in the letter] as they have Arab blood in them.' He explains that he is not a dealer himself, 'but being very fond of horses & having many native friends in India I have very often occasions to buy for them & also for my brother who resides in Bombay at present'. He explains that 'no good horses are to be found in Trieste', and that 'as a rule' he visits 'the fairs in the interior' to buy horses.' He names the '4 breeding farms' of the 'Hungarian ' and describes the types of horses bred at each ('lastly the Fogaras stud where stallions from the Lipizza private farm belonging to the Emperor are supplied'). Describes the auction of the 'superfluous horses of these establishments of the age of 4 & 5' at 'Tattersall's in Budapest in the 1st. week of October', with prices for each type of horse, giving examples from his own experience. 'Two British Cavalry officers belonging to the Egyptian Army came over here in the Autumn of 1896. they bought 60 for the Egyptian cavalry. The Greek Cavalry & Artillery are wholly supplied with horses from Hungary.' While discussing 'sires for breeding purposes' mentions that he knows 'the Director of the Lipizza farm [.] personally' and gives the price by which he is offered superior horses by him. Ends with details of possible 'charge for freight on each horse to Cyprus'. N° de ref. de la librería 8273

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Título: Autograph Letter Signed (''), being a report...

Editorial: 14 June ; on letterheads of Her Britannic Majesty's Consulate, Trieste.

Año de publicación: 1898

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Private premises. Autographs, manuscripts and archives on any subject. Particular interest in publishing and bookselling history. Occasional catalogues. Company number: 03785276

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