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Item #40217 Comparative View of the Form and Character of the English Racer and Saddle-Horse During the Last and Present Centuries. Illustrated by Eighteen Plates of Horses. fl., Author, llustrator, Lithographer.
Comparative View of the Form and Character of the English Racer and Saddle-Horse During the Last and Present Centuries. Illustrated by Eighteen Plates of Horses
Comparative View of the Form and Character of the English Racer and Saddle-Horse During the Last and Present Centuries. Illustrated by Eighteen Plates of Horses
Comparative View of the Form and Character of the English Racer and Saddle-Horse During the Last and Present Centuries. Illustrated by Eighteen Plates of Horses
Comparative View of the Form and Character of the English Racer and Saddle-Horse During the Last and Present Centuries. Illustrated by Eighteen Plates of Horses
Comparative View of the Form and Character of the English Racer and Saddle-Horse During the Last and Present Centuries. Illustrated by Eighteen Plates of Horses
Comparative View of the Form and Character of the English Racer and Saddle-Horse During the Last and Present Centuries. Illustrated by Eighteen Plates of Horses
Comparative View of the Form and Character of the English Racer and Saddle-Horse During the Last and Present Centuries. Illustrated by Eighteen Plates of Horses

Comparative View of the Form and Character of the English Racer and Saddle-Horse During the Last and Present Centuries. Illustrated by Eighteen Plates of Horses

London: Thomas Hookham, 15, Old Bond Street. Printed by C. Roworth and Sons, Bell Yard, Temple Bar; plates printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789-1850), 1836. 4to. (11 1/8 x 8 1/2 inches). First edition. [A3] B-U4 X2. [i]-[vi] [1]-155 [1]. 162 pp. 18 lithograph plates on India paper by Gauci and Chalon after Stubbs, Seymour, Marshall, and Coope. Title Page, Contents, Errata Slip, Introduction, Chapters I-XI, Appendix.

Publisher's quarter green cloth and olive boards with blue paper title-label on spine, set in a brown cloth clamshell case titled in gilt on spine

Provenance: R. N. H. Moore Stevens bookplate on front pastedown.

A first edition of Broadhurst's study of the conditions of horses and cattle in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, especially in regard to the changes in techniques for their domestication. With eighteen finely rendered lithographs of both racing and show horses after the preeminent English horse painter George Stubbs.

Not a proponent of the modern breeding and rearing practices for domesticated animals, particularly those for horses, Broadhurst examines the changes to cattle, racehorses, saddle horses, and the calvary from the eighteenth century to mid-nineteenth century. His text is subdivided into separate investigations of each quadraped variety as they were differentiated by specific domestication practices designed to maximize each animal's potential benefit to humans. To illustrate his most significant section, "Racehorses," Broadhurst employs 17 lithograph plates by Maxim Gauci and Henry Bernard Chalon after George Stubbs, as well as Seymour, Marshall, and Coope. These beautiful horse prints provide visuals to discussion of animal husbandry practices and the changes in racehorses over the two centuries. Topics Broadhurst covers include "great tasks performed by racehorses," "artificial qualities, e.g. speed," and "our present racers."

Huth p.127. Loder p.375. Mellon/Podeschi 150.

Item #40217

Price: $1,750.00

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