Item #31102 Sketches, Historical and Descriptive, of Noted Maine Horses, Past and Present, Their Ancestors and Descendants; With an alphabetical index, a list of Maine 2.30 horses, alphabetically arranged [etc.]. J. W. Thompson.

Sketches, Historical and Descriptive, of Noted Maine Horses, Past and Present, Their Ancestors and Descendants; With an alphabetical index, a list of Maine 2.30 horses, alphabetically arranged [etc.]

Portland: Hoyt & Fogg, 1874. First edition. Hardcover. 332p (including 4p of publisher's ads), 3 ills. Covers worn; opening pages heavily foxed; some other foxing throughout; one gathering split though binding is sound. No jacket, as issued. Owner's ink name, 1875 (a Mr. Lufkin of Caribou, Maine). Fair. Item #31102

The work was "intended to be both a stud book and trotting register of Maine-bred horses [with the understanding] that trotting pedigrees are very unreliable." With 2 engraved plates (King William and Palmer Knox) and 1 line portrait of General Knox. Much Morgan blood is here. A second volume was published in 1877. Reference copy; as is.

Price: $50.00

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