New York: John H. Wallace, 1878. First edition. Hardcover. Nos. 1-12, February 1878-January 1879. 997p, several wood-engraved portraits of horses and some livestock (very light penciling on one or two plates). Rebound in contemporary cloth, three-quarter leather. Leather quite rubbed. Without the original paper covers. Not a handsome copy, but very sturdy and will stand up to use. Armorial bookplate of Raymond. Good. Item #31293
Complete volume (plus full index) of this important journal devoted to the trotting horse; also related articles on the Thoroughbred, Morgan, farming, etc. Contains feature articles on individual horses, farms, breeding, shoeing and veterinary care, harness horse history, etc.; harness and flat race results; readers' letters; and more. Many articles are original; others are reprinted from various agricultural and other journals. Among them: early Tennessee turf history, Island View Stock Farm, Green Mountain Stud, Abdallah Park (Smuggler's home for 1878), Pocahontas, George M. Patchen, the Godolphin Arabian, Imported Messenger, the life of John H. Wallace, E.S. Stowell on his theory and practice of breeding, and much more. An essential primary source for the historian of the 19th-century horse world in America. The print quality is far superior to the paperbound reprint. (Wells 8000).