The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes Racing and Steeple-Chasing


Bumped and rubbed extremities, spine slightly cocked, lovely illust endpps show heavy foxing and tasteful bookplate from the County Club of Brookline, Mass on frt pastedown. Tissue guarded frontis shows foxing, color plate itself only faintly foxed, tissue more so. 419 pp text tight with occasional foxing throughout. A foundation work on the subject, includes: RACING: History of Horse Racing, Horses of Ancient Britain, The Progress of the Sport, History of the Jockey Club, Racing Officials, Newmarket, Racing in the "Provinces", Racing Servants, Breeding, Treatment of Yearlings, Early Trails, Three-Year-Olds, Over a Distance of Ground, Upon Trainers, Upon Jockeys, Betting. STEEPLE-CHASING: The Origin and Development of Steeple-Chasing, The Selection of the Chaser, Schooling, Fences and Fencing, Riding the Race, Hurdle-Racing, Local Meetings, Famous Chasers and Their Riders.

Title: The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes Racing and Steeple-Chasing

Author Name: His Grace the Duke of Beaufort; Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire and W.G. Craven; The Hon F. Lawley; Coventry, Arthur; Watson, Alfred E.T.

Illustrator: Sturgess, J.; charlton, J.

Categories: HORSE RACING & CHASING,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1887

Binding: Illustrated Cloth Boards

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Illustrated Cloth Boards

Size: 12mo - over 6

Seller Id: 33049

Keywords: HISTORY OF HORSE RACING, HORSES ANCIENT BRITAIN, JOCKEY CLUB, RACING OFFICIALS, BREEDING, JOCKEYS, BETTING, HURDLE,