(HORSES). Famous Horses of America. Containing Fifty-Nine Portraits of the Celebrities of the American Turf, Past and Present, With Short Biographies. BOUND WITH: Famous American Trotting Horses. Being Full Page Portraits of the Celebrities of the American Turf. Past and Present, with Short Notices of Their Performances. Philadelphia: Porter and Coates, (1877). Two volumes bound in one. Tall quarto (8-1/2 by 11 inches), contemporary black- and gilt-stamped pictorial green cloth. $850.First editions of these two desirable 19th-century works on famous American horses, richly illustrated with dozens of full-page etchings depicting horses at rest and racing, in contemporary pictorial cloth-gilt.These two wonderfully illustrated works offer full profiles of some of the 19th century's most famous horses, including their lineages, appearances, racing histories, and much more. The first work focuses on traditional flat racing, while the second focuses on harness racing. Fine condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Famous Horses of America. BOUND WITH: Famous...
Publication Date: 1877
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Porter and Coates, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1877. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. 63, 77 pages; green cloth, gilt front titles with black decorations; grey endpapers; black & white etchings throughout; much rubbing and fraying to extremities of boards, loss to head & tail of spine, scratches, rubbing and other blemishes to front and rear, label to spine; bookplate of previous owner to front pastedown, stamp of business to front free endpaper; missing preliminaries, including title/copyright page, list of illustrations; interior heavily foxed and age-toned; still useful example of this extremely scarce 19th century book. Bookseller Inventory # X01182