History of the British Turf, From the Earliest Period to the Present Day (2 Volume Set). James Christie Whyte.

History of the British Turf, From the Earliest Period to the Present Day (2 Volume Set)

London: Henry Colburn, 1840. 10 Engraved Illustrations (including frontispieces). First Edition. 3/4 Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good - / No Jackets. Item #L060523

Slight wear to extremities (chiefly lower edges and corners; heads/feet of spines); lacks 1 spine label (volume 1); ex-library markings (chiefly to front free endpapers); slight internal browning and/or foxing (chiefly to preliminaries and endpapers). xxiv, [2], 576; viii, 646 pages + plates. Notable historical set; particularly for the 2 engraved frontispieces (portraits of Tregonwell Frampton "Father of the Turf" and of Queen Victoria at Ascot). Includes 2 appendixes, plus bibliographical references. BMC, volume 27, page 4, column 59. 2 volumes complete; bound in 3/4 dark green calf over maroon cockerell boards, spines faded to brown, gilt- and blindstamped, with raised bands and gilt-stamped dark red morocco spine labels, maroon marbled edges, plain endpapers, all edges trimmed. Provenance: From the library of Baron Dickinson Webster, with his engraved card and armorial bookplate on front attached endpapers of both volumes. Rare in any condition; in supplied clear protective mylar jackets.

Price: $295.00

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