The Horseman: volume 13 (July 6-December 28, 1893); An Illustrated Journal, Devoted to the Interests of the Horse, his Owner and his Friends
Chicago: The Horseman, 1893. First edition. Hardcover (handsomely bound in brown cloth with leather spine label). Pp. 1089-2044 (26 issues) of this weekly journal, complete with all front covers and supplementary illustrations. Many photos and line ills., including a double-page painting of Directum 2:05 1/4 (photo 3). The front covers all feature a large lithograph or drawing of a trotting or pacing horse, also a great sidesaddle rider. One back cover is a chromolithographed ad for Capewell Horseshoe Nails; the other ills. are all black and white. Some closed tears to margins and ocasionally to text throughout, with mnimal if any loss (see photo 1, plus photo 5 for the worst example). At least one front cover caption has been trimmed too close by the binder, but it can still be made out. Very occasional pencil marks. Pages age browned. More details on request. Good to very good. Item #31536
Hundreds of news items and human-interest anecdotes about harness and flat racing--reviews and results of race meetings in the US and Canada, veterinary advice, personal ads, training and shoeing tips, sales of horses, time records, etc. For instance, the closing of the Hamtramck trotting track near Detroit, Nancy Hanks setting a time record at Mystic, MA, various observations on the Chicato World's Fair including the lack of quality entries in the trotting and Thoroughbred classes, and much more. Hundreds of ads for horses, farms, equipment, veterinary treatments, and the like. Very large and heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering. ** Cannot be sent outside the US. **.