Crickmore, H.G. Krik's Guide to the Turf 1882-1883, 1883-1884. NY: Crickmore, "The New York World," 1883. 2 vols., totaling over 1000 pp., no ills. Fair leatherbound (cover wear, spines missing, but bindings both sound). ** Part 1 gives the results of "races run in 1882 in the United States, Dominion of Canada, and by American-bred Horses in england, Ireland, France, etc." Also the earnings of stallions and their progeny, top sales, index of all runners, etc. Part 2 contains nominations for all stakes to be run in 1883 and closed stakes for 1884-1885; index of all the nominees; directory of owners, their colors, trainers, and jockeys; principal racing associations; cumulative winners of "the prominent fixed events;" yearlings of 1883; time records; etc. Krik's was later superseded by the Goodwin guides; both series are invaluable sources for the historian of American racing.