J.W. Fiske's copy with his signature

Rules and Regulations for the Government of Racing, Trotting, and Betting as adopted by the principal Turf Associations throughout the United States and Canada. [And:] The Turfman's Referee; containing numerous Discussions on Disputed Points on Racing, Trotting, and Betting. Compiled from the “Answers to Correspondents,” as given in “Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times”.

New York: M.B. Brown & Co, [ca. 1869].

Price: $750.00


About the item

Expanded edition. 272; [viii], 66, [8, ads] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. J.W. Fiske's copy with his signature. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt. Very good copy (minor rubbing and soiling to boards, head of spine scuffed). Splitting along endpapers and hinges, otherwise binding is good. Previous ownership of J.W. Fiske in black ink on front flyleaf (tear beneath); another ownership signature on title page.Bookplate of the Jockey Club. Shelfmark taped to foot of spine.

Item #352773

Standard post Civil War reference on racing in America, listing rules of 30 clubs, state and local racing assocations, and racetracks. With the The Turfman’s Referee. The title pages record copyright registrations of 1866 and 1867, but this copy is an expanded edition including the Racing and Betting Rules of the American Jockey Club, Adopted March 9, 1869, and the page count differs from the copies reportred in OCLC

Joseph Winn Fiske (1832-1903) was a New York industrialist whose firm manufactured hammered copper weather vanes, iron stable fittings, railings, and the decorative cast iron often seen on Civil War memorials. There is a two-page spread advertising for J.W. Fiske & Company, 120 Nassau street, New York City, in the ads at back of this copy.