Books and Prints - Sale 0005031 - Lot 224Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at 10am
Portraits of the Winning Horses of the Great St. Leger Stakes, at Doncaster from the Year 1815 to the Year 1824, Inclusive
10 hand-colored aquatint plates by J.F. Herring. Folio, original marble boards with paper title label on front cover, with printed Publisher's Notice on front paste-down and printed "Errata in Plates" notice pasted on back endpaper. Text for plate 11 (not included in this issue)laid in. Bookplate of Joseph Widener. Spine broken and perished, covers worn and faded, preliminaries creased, some light, marginal foxing, plates unusually clean with brilliant coloring, laid in cloth box.
Doncaster: Sheardown and Son, .
First Edition of the original publication, later transferred to Messrs. Fuller, London who published additional plates. Tooley p. 143. Laid in is a letter from Edgar Ackermann dated 29 March 1919 describing this copy to Joseph Widener, who became the owner.
Sold for $35,000 (Includes Buyer's Premium)
Estimate $ 10,000-12,000
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