L' Elevage du pur sang en France [Thoroughbred Breeding in France]

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). Pict. cloth. Fair (shaken, as often). One 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. (Mennessier 2:574, no copies in WorldCat). Item #10732

Price: $150.00

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