Augusta, ME: Drew's Rural Intelligencer, 1855. First edition. Soft cover. Front-page article in Drew's Rural Intelligencer for August 18, 1855, with a wood-engraved portrait of the horse, "from life." Photo shows top half of the page. Good (creased, light age staining). Item #13824
Tartar was sired by Imaum, a stallion presented by the Sultan of Muscat to David Pingree of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1842. The writer of the article criticizes Tartar's conformation but praises the improving qualities of the breed, and goes on to repeat lore about the bedouins and their horses. The weekly newspaper ("devoted to the Wants and Pleasures of Rural Life") is disbound from an album and totals 8 pages. On another page is an account of the "memory and sagacity" of a horse. Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.