Portraits of Celebrated Racehorses of the Past and Present Centuries in Strictly Chronological Order, Commencing in 1702 and Ending in 1870, together with Their Respective Pedigrees and Performances Recorded in Full. - Thomas Henry Taunton 1887-1888 - Sampson Low, London - First Edition First edition of this classic and comprehensive four volume set, one that should sit finely on the shelves of any racing enthusiast.

Large and heavily illustrated with over 450 plates, mainly full page engravings of racehorses together with their respective pedigrees and performances recorded in full. In addition to short biographies of famous races and racing men.

A clean set in four volumes, bound in the half red morocco leather.
  Reference: Loder, Bibliography of Horse Racing, 845.

Four quarto volumes (binding size 20x1x26.5cm), pp. ix [1] 259 [1]; viii [1] [1] [2] 298 [2]; viii [1] [1] [2] 361 [3]; viii [4] ii 384. Plates per volume - 111; 121; 113; 118.
  In publisher s original cloth sides each with racehorse vignette in gilt, rebacked in red morocco leather with gilt lettering and rule, top edges gilt others untrimmed, later endpapers.   Condition: Fine but for light fxing to frontis and titles, in very good bindings, minor rubbing to spine folds and ends.   Ref: 111455   Price: HK$ 9,000