New York: Henry T.Thomas, 1893.
One of 1000 copies, unnumbered. Illustrations by W. S. Vanderbilt Allen. 16 heliotype plates. Letterpress title page, contents list, introduction, and descriptive leaves for each plate. 1 vols. Atlas folio. ESSEX HUNT, COACHING, ETC. In the original four pictorial board portfolios, buckram spine. Some light edgewear and chipping, plate 16 slightly stained at two corners. In cloth box. Bennett, p. 101; Gee, Sportsman’s Library, p. 127. OCLC: 27086235. Item #311416
A colorful and celebrated work, in the original four part portfolios, comprising sixteen plates and descriptive text, all that were issued of the projected forty-four plates mentioned on the cover.
“A good account of sporting activities in the Gay Nineties … they are the only pictorial representation we have of this period” (Gee).
Plate 1.: The Meet at the Coaching House. Coach of Colonel William Jay
Plate 2.: The Westchester Hunt. Mr Theodore A. Havemyer, Jr. Master
Plate 3.: Tandem Shooting Cart of Mr. Oliver H.P. Belmont
Plate 4.: Races of the American Hunt and Pony Racing Association for the Championship Stakes
Plate 5.: The Road Coach Acquidneck Plate 6.: The Queens County Hunt
Plate 7.: Judging Hackney Stallions, National Horse Show Association
Plate 8.: Polo Match for Westchester Cups, between Meadow Brook and Rockaway
Plate 9.: The Tuxedo Road Coach Republic
Plate 10.: Gymkhana Races, Rockaway Hunting Club. The Umbrella Race
Plate 11.: The High Jump, National Horse Show Association
Plate 12.: Pony Race for Polo Ponies at Hempstead Farms
Plate 13.: Mr. T, Suffern Tailer's Coach at the Country Club
Plate 14.: Steeplechase at Hempstead Farms
Plate 15.: The Essex County Hounds
Plate 16.: The Meadow Brook Hunt. Mr. Thomas Hitchcock, Jr., Master.
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