New York: John H. Wallace, 1878. First edition. Hardcover. Pages 481-1152, many line ills. Rebound in half leather (scuffed), part of cloth pulled away. The original covers are not bound in, but all the ads are included. Clean, complete, sturdy. Previous owner’s name of W.H.M. Sistare on front endpaper. Good. Item #30087
Essential for the historian of the horse in America. Focus on harness and Thoroughbred racing—historical articles, profiles of horses and horsemen and farms, veterinary care, news notes, race results, letters to the editor, questions and answers, and much more. Feature articles on Duroc and Leamington, the Orloff Trotter, two Hambletonian breeding farms in Massachusetts and Connecticut, breeding the trotting-horse (serialized), early Tennessee turf history, etc. etc. Also some material on driving, cattle, sheep, and dogs. Combines original texts with reprints from British and American periodicals. Indexes to this volume for 1877: places of running, running horses, places of trotting and pacing, trotting and pacing horses, pedigrees, descriptions, and other contents. Heavy; shipping/handling may be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.