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PORTRAITS OF CELEBRATED RACEHORSES OF THE PAST AND PRESENT CENTURIES...BEGINNING IN 1702 AND ENDING IN 1870... by  Thomas Henry Taunton - 1887 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB (SKU: WRCLIT47376)

PORTRAITS OF CELEBRATED RACEHORSES OF THE PAST AND PRESENT CENTURIES...BEGINNING IN 1702 AND ENDING IN 1870...

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PORTRAITS OF CELEBRATED RACEHORSES OF THE PAST AND PRESENT CENTURIES...BEGINNING IN 1702 AND ENDING IN 1870...

by Taunton, Thomas Henry

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London: Sampson Low, et al., 1887. Four volumes. Small thick quarto. Full contemporary pebbled red morocco, a.e.g. Frontispiece in each volume, and profusely illustrated with collotypes, line-engravings, and photo-engravings. Spines a bit darkened, some rubbing at extremities and small surface scrape at toe of one spine, crown of one joint nicked, prelims of fourth volume foxed, otherwise a very good set, with the bookplates of John M. Schiff. First edition of this standard work in the field, which according to the preface, "...is designed not only for those more or less acquainted with the history of the Turf, and who may have acquired an abiding interest in all that concerns it, but for such of the general community as may desire to know something of those equine celebrities which have figured, in the most captivating of all our national pastimes, as winners of the three great classic races, of the Ascot, Goodwood, and Doncaster Cups, and of the other cups, stakes, and matches at different race meetings throughout the kingdom, during the past and present centuries." PODESCHI 235 & 238.

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William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
WRCLIT47376
Title
PORTRAITS OF CELEBRATED RACEHORSES OF THE PAST AND PRESENT CENTURIES...BEGINNING IN 1702 AND ENDING IN 1870...
Author
Taunton, Thomas Henry
Book condition
Used
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Publisher
Sampson Low, et al.
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1887
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About William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

Since 1975, William Reese Company has served a large international clientele of collectors and private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts and in collection development.

With a catalogued inventory of over thirty thousand items, and a general inventory of over sixty-five thousand items, we are among the leading specialists in the fields of Americana and world travel, and maintain a large and eclectic inventory of literary first editions and antiquarian books of the 18th through 20th centuries.

We issue frequent, and substantial, catalogues in our fields of specialization.

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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
pebbled
Pebbled cloth or leather describes the covering of a hardcover ...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
foxed
Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process...[more]
quarto
The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the...[more]

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