1901. Item #12877
Allison, William. The British Thoroughbred Horse: His History & Breeding together with an Exposition of the Figure System. NY: Dutton 1901. xiii, 360, 183p + 11 pls., 1 in color (folding chromolithograph frontispiece). Fair hardcover. Gilt-stamped; illustration mounted on front cover. Cover wear; hinges cracked but binding sound; foxed. Complete with all bloodline tables. ** Allison edited Bruce Lowe's book on the figure system, and he writes, "This volume is more or less the result of my own sins of omission while editing Bruce Lowe's book." The text is followed by over 300 5-generation figured pedigrees of all the Derby, Oaks, and St. Leger winners to date (the first such compilation published, according to the author). The first edition. Heavy; shipping/handling may be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering. Reference copy.