[38 Plates from 'The Sportsman's Pocket Companion, being a striking likeness or portraiture of the most eminent racehorses and stalions...'.]
[Published by R. & R. Baldwin, London, c.1760.]
38 engravings (of 40). Extremely rare. Plates: c. 120 x 220mm, (5 x 8¾"). Small margins. Some damage outside platemark.
Nearly a set 38 plates out of 40, each headed with a portrait of the most famous race horses of the first half of the eighteenth century, and each accompanied by a description of the horses's pedigree and racing triumphs below. The horses listed include horses such as Basto, Volunteer, Bajazet, Cato and most famously Bay Arabian (or the Godolphin Arabian) and all raced between 1708 and 1755. Plates 37 and 38 missing.
[Ref: 38738] £3,400.00