Chicago: J.H. Sanders, 1887. First edition. 480p + many fine pls. Orignal brown pebbled cloth, gilt-stamped with a rustic fence and vine motif. Floral green and white endpapers. Occasional marginal staining; overall very good and sturdy. Blind-stamp of James S. Hazard, Newport, RI, on the title and contents pages. Old shelf number on spine, probably for a private library. Item #30152
Introduction to the general principles of animal breeding by an expert of the day, followed by chapters on breeds of horses, cattle, sheep, and swine that “are of practical value to American farmers” and/or “have been introduced in this country.” Each breed chapter is followed by descriptions and portraits of famous animals. The plates are almost all by J.M. Irvin after paintings by Rosa Bonheur, Lou Burk, H. Cross, C. Palmer, etc., or from photos.
Listed in the contents: Thoroughbreds, Trotters, Orloffs, Cleveland Bays, French Coach Horses, Shire Horses, Clydesdales, Percherons, Boulonnais, Suffolks, Ponies, Mustangs; Short-horns, Herefords, Aberdeen-Angus, Galloways, Devons, Sussex, Red Polls, Holstein-Friesians, Jerseys, Guernseys, Alderneys, Ayrshires, Swiss, West Highlanders, Kerrys, Texans; Merinos, Cotswolds, Leicesters, Lincolns, Oxfords, Southdowns, Hampshire Downs, Shropshire Downs, Cheviots; Berkshires, Poland-Chinas, Chester Whites, Yorkshires, Suffolks, Cheshires, Essex, Neapolitans, Chinese and Siamese, Duroc-Jerseys. Shipping/handling will be extra for this thick book; please keep this in mind when ordering.