1893. Item #10732
Touchstone, S.-F., pseud. [George Aime Teyssier des Farges]. L'Elevage du Pur Sang en France: Guide Pratique de l'Eleveur.... Paris: J. Rothschild 1893. 254p + 4 pls. on heavier stock (portraits of stallions). Fair pictorial hardcover (shaken, as often). No. 55 of 500 numbered copies. Ink name of Dudley Gilroy. ** First edition; a final second edition appeared in 1894. Hoping to improve Thoroughbred breeding in France, and inspired by Joseph Osborne's Horse-Breeder's Handbook, the author created a similar reference to 90 Thoroughbred stallions standing in France. Each 2-page entry gives a full account of the horse's racing and/or stud career, and a 5-generation pedigree. An additional 16 foundation sires plus various lists and indexes are also included. Large and heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.