1872. Item #5649
Glen Flora Farms, Waukegan, Ill. Catalogue of Blooded Stock to be Sold at Public Auction...the property of C.C. & R.H. Parks. Chicago: Horton & Leonard, Printers, 1872. p, 2 lithographed pls. (sheep and swine). John R. Page, auctioneer. Fair paperbound (dogeared, flyspecked, stained, stab holes from removal from a bound volume); complete and no significant tears. ** An early catalogue, printed just a year after the Great Chicago Fire. 35 lots of cattle (chiefly Shorthorns, 2 Jerseys), 14 horses (Thoroughbreds, roadsters), 11 Berkshire boars and sows, + some unspecified sheep. The most notable Thoroughbred is the stallion Bonnie Scotland, imported from England in 1857 and the founder of one of the most important American sire lines of the day. With a summary of his racing career by H.W. Herbert reprinted from the New York Tribune, and a summary of the various fair premiums he was awarded in the U.S. (How many St. Leger winners go on to sweep the prizes at the Ohio state fair in Sandusky?) Also Harry Waite (grandson of Lexington), Scottish Eclipse, and Northern Princess (dam line traced to 18th dam, the barb mare Layton). The trotters (some of the mares in foal to Bonnie Scotland) include Kentucky Clay Jr., Don Juan, and Fannie Waite. Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate.