1857. Item #16982
Herbert, Henry William. Frank Forester's Horse and Horsemanship of the United States and British Provinces of North America [also known as The Horse of America]. NY: Stringer & Townsend 1857. 2 vols.: 552p, 576p, many line ills. + 14 engraved pls. total ("portraits of celebrated horses") + 2 engraved title pages. An unmatched set: vol. 1 is good in original gilt-stamped cloth. Vol. 2 is fair in half leather and boards (perhaps one of the publisher's "deluxe" bindings, which cost extra). It is foxed and has a few loose pages. More details on request. ** First edition of what is by far the most comprehensive 19th-century American work on horses, including Canada. Most of vol. 1 is devoted to British and American Thoroughbred breeding and racing. Vol. 2 covers harness racing, native breeds (including the Morgan and Narragansett Pacer), breeding, care and management, stabling, shoeing, and riding and driving. The cornerstone of any library on the American horse. (Wells 3483) Heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.