The Durham Ox [1 of 500 copies]

Comben, Norman

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From Robin Bledsoe, Bookseller (ABAA) (Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.)

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Comben, Norman. The Durham Ox. Privately printed, 2007. 64p, several ills., most in color. New hardcover; no d.j., as issued. ** This book celebrates "the bicentenary of the demise of this most famous English beast which lived from 1796 to 1807." The first half of the book relates the history and survival in cultural memory of the Durham Ox, including "its remarkable life as a travelling exhibition." The ox was as famous in its time as was the racehorse Eclipse. The second half reprints in facsimile the very rare 1807 pamphlet by John Day, "An Account of the Late Extraordinary Durham Ox." Can be sent outside the U.S. for $18.00. Bookseller Inventory # 13606

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Title: The Durham Ox [1 of 500 copies]

Binding: Hardcover

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