[Portraits Of Winning Horses a Series of Portraits of the Winners of the Derby, Oaks, & St. Leger, From the Year 1842 to 1849. Drawn from Nature and Engraved by Charles Hunt Esqr.].
Pub. By Rock & Co. London 24 June 1849.
14 of 24 coloured aquatint engravings of race horses on 7 leaves in contemporary binding with horse vignettes in gilt front and back covers and gilt edging 217 x 140mm. Each image 95 x 67mm. Attila, Blue Bonnett, Our Nell, Poison, The Princess, Refraction, Merry Monarch, Baron, Cossack, Van Tromp,Surplice winning the Derby, Surplice winning the Leger, Cymba, and Sister to Arkwright. 2 blank leaves. Title page missing. Binding generally rubbed, extremities worn. Foxing and staining to plates.
There would have originally been 24 plates (depicting the winners of the 3 races over 8 years) in the volume published by Rock Brothers & Payne in 1849, though Siltzer and Lane record only 22.
Siltzer p.166. Lane II p.37.
[Ref: 3387] £2,600.00