Racing in America, 1665-1865 … written for the Jockey Club.

New York, Scribner Press for the Jockey Club, 1944.

2 vols, folio, pp. I: [4 (blank, limitation)], xii, 315, [1 (blank), II: [2], ix, [1 (blank)], 416; with frontispiece to each volume and 126 plates (various techniques); printed in red and black; occasional light spotting; a very good set in publisher’s cloth-backed boards with paper sides, printed paper labels to spines, top-edges cut, others retaining deckle edges; rubbed with chips and bumps at extremities, light stains to upper board of vol. II.


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First edition, limited, numbered 323 of 800 copies. The first volume of the Jockey Club’s monumental history of racing in America, covering earliest period of American racing, from the foundation of the first track on Long Island until the end of the Civil War, some two centuries later.

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