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Aaron and Driver, as Running the first Heat at Maidenhead.
Aaron and Driver, as Running the first Heat at Maidenhead. 64.
[Richard Roper.]
Pub. by Sayer & Bennett, Map, Chart & Printsellers, London. [n.d. c.1760.]
Copper engraving. Plate 140 x 177mm. 5½ x 7". Uncut.
A depiction of the first heat run in a match between Mr Lamego's chestnust, Driver, and Mr Roger's bay, Aaron. Driver won the first heat; the two horses gallop towards a finishing-post on the left, whipped-on by their jockeys. Race meetings were held at Maidenhead until c.1815.
Tate Britain: T02367 [third heat].
[Ref: 21715]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Plan of the Aintree Race Ground, near Liverpool.
Plan of the Aintree Race Ground, near Liverpool. Shewing the various Courses. 1842.
Drawn & Engraved by G. Tattersall.
London. Published March 1st 1842 by R. Ackermann, 191 Regent Street.
Rare etching, platemark 160 x 250mm (6¼ x 9¾").
Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool. The hotelier and sports promoter William Lynn (1792-1870), who had leased the Waterloo Hotel in Aintree in 1820, leased the racecourse in 1829 (probably as a way of attracting customers to his hotel), erected a grandstand, and was soon organizing three meetings a year. By the time this print was published, however, the artistocracy had become involved. Lynn's name had been removed from the card (he was declared bankrupt in 1844), and the 'Grand National' (which some consider to have begun in the 1830s) was officially adopted in 1847 for the national racing event at the course.
[Ref: 41083]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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American Eclipse.
American Eclipse.
Fisher P.b. Anderson.
[n.d., c.1825.]
Wood engraving, rare. Sheet: 225 x 130mm, (9 x 5").
Illustration from 'The Sporting Magazine' of American Eclipse (1814-47) an undefeated thoroughbred American racehorse.
[Ref: 36333]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Baccalaur.
Baccalaur.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Etching with hand colour, scarce. Sheet 380 x 480mm (15 x 19"). Trimmed within plate, small tear in top edge.
A portrait of a grey horse with curled forelock, mane and tail, in the style of James Ward's 'Celebrated Horses'. However we have been unable to trace anything about either horse, artist or engraver.
[Ref: 46196]   £360.00  
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Brisley Races  Wednesday, June 3rd, 1846.
Brisley Races Wednesday, June 3rd, 1846. A Sweepstakes Of 10s. each, with Five Sovereigns added, For Horses of All Ages;
J. Philo, Printer, Swaffham. [1846.]
Letterpress broadside advertising a race meeting, with wood engraved vignette of a race; sheet 485 x 250mm, 19 x 9¾". Crease through lower left corner; generally good condition.
A very scarce, perhaps unrecorded, bill poster, locally published in Norfolk to advertise a race meeting in the village of Brisley; involving thoroughbred racers, hunters, ponies and donkeys. A very attractive piece of popular printing, illustrated with an image of horses racing past crowds and stands.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
[Ref: 16456]   £360.00  
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Brushing in, To Catch others.
Brushing in, To Catch others.
J. Seymour inv.t.. T. Burford delin et fecit.
Published 12th May, 1794 by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street London.
Mezzotint. 250 x 350mm. Short printer's crease, some foxing.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 5467]   £320.00  
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Brushing In, To Catch others.
Brushing In, To Catch others.
J. Seymour inv.t. T. Burford delin et fecit.
Published according to Act of Parliament June 1755.
Mezzotint, 18th century watermark. 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"), with very large margins.
A Jockey on horseback galloping to right, the horse wearing a head-cover.
Siltzer: 247.
[Ref: 54673]   £360.00  
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[A Country Race Course with Horses Running.]
[A Country Race Course with Horses Running.]
[W. Mason Esq. delin.t. Aquatinta by F.Jukes. Engrav'd by J.Jenkins.]
Pub.h.d June 20th [no year] W.m Mason Esq.r. [c.1786.]
Aquatint with engraving, proof before title, scratched publication line. Sheet 465 x 650mm (14¼ x 17¾"). Trimmed within plate, small tears repaired. Some creasing in sky.
A chaotic scene at a racecourse, Newmarket Heath or probably York as the artist, William Mason (1724 -97), was Canon Residentiary of York. The horses pass the finish post, through spectators who wander close to the course. On the left is a high phaeton carriage, in the right foreground a woman pie-seller falls to the ground, spilling her wares. A pair to ''A Country Race Course with Horses Preparing to Start''. The BM's example was published by James Phillips in 1786.
BM Satires 8256. Not in Siltzer.
[Ref: 54700]   £690.00  
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"Derby Day" [in pencil lower left outside image.]
George H.J. Day [pencil signature lower right.]
[n.d. c.1910.]
Etching. Plate 254 x 336mm. 10 x 13¼". Laid on board, with foxing and faint mount burn. Damage top left and vertical crease on left.
Derby Day at Epsom Downs. Here the grandstand in the distance, with a fun fair and other spectators in the foreground; make-shift tents and grandstands can be seen in every direction.
[Ref: 18901]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Derby Day at Flemington.
The Derby Day at Flemington.
Goupil after Carl Kahler.
Melbourne. Published January 1st 1890 by Pfaff Pinscher & Co 13 Flinders Lane West
Photogravure on india paper. 620 x 900mm.
The scene is the 1886 VRC Derby with the winner, Trident, in the winner’s enclosure with the winning post in the background. There are over 70 portraits including the painter of the picture, Carl Kahler (he stands on the right looking down with his hands in his pockets). A fascinating social study and an important Australian racing print. Kahler (1856-1906) was an Austrian who arrived in Melbourne in 1885 and became a portrait-painter. He is best known for his three paintings of Flemington which hang in the Committee Room of the Victorian Racing Club.
[Ref: 3513]   £750.00  
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Doncaster Gold Cup for 1825.
Doncaster Gold Cup for 1825.
Seymour Del. Sears, sc.
[London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1825.]
Wood engraving. Sheet 210 x 135mm (8¼ x 5¼").
A sketch of that year's Doncaster Gold Cup, published in 'The Annals of Sporting and Fancy Gazette'.
[Ref: 39103]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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The Doncaster Gold Cup for 1826.
The Doncaster Gold Cup for 1826. Two Hundred Guineas Value.
[London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1826.]
Wood engraving. Sheet 210 x 135mm (8¼ x 5¼").
A sketch of that year's Doncaster Gold Cup, published in 'The Annals of Sporting and Fancy Gazette'.
[Ref: 39105]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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The Doncaster Gold Cup, for 1827.
The Doncaster Gold Cup, for 1827.
[London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1826.]
Wood engraving. Sheet 210 x 135mm (8¼ x 5¼"). Surface soiling.
A sketch of that year's Doncaster Gold Cup, published in 'The Annals of Sporting and Fancy Gazette'.
[Ref: 39106]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Dr. Syntax Loses His Money on the Race Ground at York. Plate 12.
Dr. Syntax Loses His Money on the Race Ground at York. Plate 12.
Drawn & Etched by Rowlandson.
London: Pud. Apr.1.1813 at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101, Strand.
Hand-coloured aquatint with etching. 145 x 240mm. 5¾ x 9½".
Four horses pass the grandstand. An angry Dr Syntax can be seen in the foreground.
See BM Satires: 11673.
[Ref: 16085]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Eagle beating Eleanor.
Eagle beating Eleanor. A Match for 200 Gs. run accross the Flat Newmarket - Oct.r Meeting 1804.
I. Whessell pinxt.
Published March 1, 1809 by Edward Orme, Printseller to the King Engraver & Publisher Bond St.r, corner of Brook St. London.
Mezzotint with very fine colour. 387mm x 293mm (15¼ x 11½"). Trimmed to plate mark and mounted with false margins in keeping with contemporary practise
Eagle, sired by Volunteer, was described by the Sporting Magazine of 1806 as 'the finest Horse ever seen, and was superior in speed to Any horse in England of his time'. He was the first major stud export to America. This print was stored in a contemporary album, maintaining the quality of the colour.
Not found in Siltzer.
[Ref: 45847]   £1,950.00  
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Plan and Survey of Egham Race Course; in the County of Surrey; with Notes Referring to an Appendix; by Wm. Kemp.
Plan and Survey of Egham Race Course; in the County of Surrey; with Notes Referring to an Appendix; by Wm. Kemp. To His Royal Highness The Duke of York; This Plate, being No.6 of a Series of Surveys, of the Principal Race Courses in England; is most Respectfully Dedicated, by His most obedient, and very humble Servant, [facsimile signature:] Wm. Kemp.
Davies sc. 34 Compton St. Brunsw.k Sq.re.
London, Published by Sherwood, Jones & Co. Paternoster Row. [n.d. c.1825.]
Hand-coloured engraving. 216 x 280mm. 8½ x 11". Two vertical folds as published. Small tear into left-hand fold.
Egham Racecourse was situated in Runnymede Meadows from 1734-1884 before the racing was moved to Kempton Park, due to large gangs of London pickpockets invading the Egham meetings.
[Ref: 19557]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[Epsom Derby Day?]
[Epsom Derby Day?]
[n.d., c.1870.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 415 x 580mm, 16½ x 23". Trimmed into image, laid on card.
A crowd scene at the races, with acrobats, musicians including a one-man-band, and children selling flowers.
[Ref: 9267]   £360.00  
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Epsom Races.
Epsom Races.
Drawn & Engraved by James Pollard.
London, Published by J. Moore, at his Looking-Glass & Picture-Frame Manufactory, 1 West Street, St Martin's Lane. [n.d., c.1835.]
Rare & fine aquatint. 380 x 500mm (15 x 19¾"), on paper watermarked 'J. Whatman 1835'. Tear entering plate but not image, crack in platemark with loss of margin bottom left.
A semi-satirical view, with a horse race in progress, but showing the chaos of the spectators' coaches, with people being knocked over and falling off their horses. Bottom left scammers are running the three cup ball trick.
[Ref: 52136]   £580.00  
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Ferozepore Races. Second Day. December 1842. First. The Ellenborough Cup on its Terms. Second. 50 Gold Mohurs from the Fund, all Horses, Heats Round the Course....Third. 30 Gold Mohurs from the Fund, added to a Sweepstakes of 5 Gold Mohurs, for all Maiden
Ferozepore Races. Second Day. December 1842. First. The Ellenborough Cup on its Terms. Second. 50 Gold Mohurs from the Fund, all Horses, Heats Round the Course....Third. 30 Gold Mohurs from the Fund, added to a Sweepstakes of 5 Gold Mohurs, for all Maiden Galloways, 14 hands, to carry 9st. 7lbs. 1¼ mile, Heats. Fourth. Great Welter of 30 Gold Mohurs, added to a Sweepstakes of 10 Gold Mohurs each, for all Horses 11st. 7lbs. Arabs allowed 4lbs. and Maidens 5lbs. G.R. Round the Course and a distance. Ferozepore Races, - Second Day, December 27, 1842. To start at One P.M. First Race. A Cup value 1,000 Rupees, given by the Governor General, added to a Sweepstakes of 10 G.M. each, for horses…Second Race. 50 G.M. for all horses. Heats R.C. Arabs, 9st…The winner of the Maiden Arabs, first day not allowed 5lbs….Third Race. 30 G.M. for all Maiden Galloways, 14 hands, to carry 9-7, 1¼ mile heats added to a Sweepstakes of 5 G.M….Fourth Race. Great Welter of 30 G.M….R. Knatchbull, Secretary. N.B.-Gentlemen are particularly requested to remit their subscriptions to Major Parson, or the Secretary, Horse Artillery Camp…Ferozepore Races, - Third Day, December 29, 1842. Lancer Cup, - 1842-43. First Race, A Gold Cup, value One Thousand Rupees, given by the Officers of Her Majesty’s 16th Lancers, for all horses…Subscriptions to be sent to Captain Reynolds, H.M’s 16th Lancers…In case of any difference arising relating to these terms, the same to be decided by the Officers of the Regiment, or such person or persons as they shall appoint…Second Race. The Little Welter of 10 Gold Mohurs each, with 20 Gold Mohurs from the Fund…Third Race. Charger Stakes of 15 Gold Mohurs, added to a Sweepstakes of 2 Gold Mohurs, ½ mile, G.R. same terms as regards qualifications as the Lancer Tankard…Fourth Race. 25 Gold Mohurs for all horses ½ mile heats…R. Knatchbull, Secretary. [&] A Day with the Etawah Hunt, a 25 Minutes run.
[1842.] Bellin & Co. lith.
Letterpress, three pages, and one lithograph, 4 items, very scarce collection. Sheet 432 x 260mm. 17 x 10¼".
Firzopur, India on the banks of the Sutlej River was of great strategic importance to the British during the First Anglo-Sikh War. This particular racing event was during the time of Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough (1790-1871) who was Governor-General of India between 1842 and 1844. His governance was riddled with criticism as Ellenborough was sent to “restore peace to Asia” but the whole term of his office was occupied by war. These races took place in the December of his first year. When Ellenborough arrived, he discussed the possibilities of a military occupation of the Punjab, and soon after infantry reinforcements began to arrive at the frontier posts of Firozpur and Ludhiana. [&] Etawah is on the Yamuna River and was an important centre for the Revolt of 1857.
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Frederick.
Frederick.
J. Baringer pinx. J. Webb sculp.
Published by M.A. Pittman, Warwick Square, London, Sept.r 1. 1829.
Engraving. Sheet: 130 x 210mm (5 x 8¼''). Foxing in borders.
A portrait of racing horse Frederic, bred by William Gratwicke of Ham Manor, whose career ran from June 1829 until August 1831.
[Ref: 50249]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cheval que l'on promène avant la course]
[Cheval que l'on promène avant la course]
Géricault
Lith. de G. Engelmann
Lithograph, printed area 105 x 160mm (4 x 6¼"). Foxing; 'No. 13' in ms top right.
Horse and jockey; other horses in background. From 'Études de chevaux d'après nature' (1822) by Théodore Géricault (1791-1824). Prior to 1822, Géricault had been able to live without much thought to the saleability of his works owing to a comfortable annuity he received following the death of his mother. However, the loss of part of his fortune in 1822 required him to produce work designed to appeal to dealers and collectors, with pictures of horses forming a large part of his output at this time (although he had painted horses throughout his brief career). Before making this print, Géricault had recently spent time in England where he imitated the popular English racing picture in his 'Epsom Downs Derby' (Louvre).
Delteil 58
[Ref: 35584]   £230.00  
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[Grandstand at the Derby.]
[Grandstand at the Derby.]
[n.d., c.1841.]
Lithograph. Sheet 210 x 260mm (8¼ x 10¼").
The final stages of a horse race at Epsom.
[Ref: 49482]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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To Edward Griffiths, Esq.re of Newcourt, this Print of The Hereford Grand Stand, Is most respectfully dedicated, by his obliged Servant, The Publisher.
To Edward Griffiths, Esq.re of Newcourt, this Print of The Hereford Grand Stand, Is most respectfully dedicated, by his obliged Servant, The Publisher.
[n.d. c.1850.]
Lithograph, framed. Visible area 297 x 394mm. 11¾ x 15½".
A view of horse racing past the grand stand at Hereford Racecourse. It is a thoroughbred horse racing venue which was opened in 1771 and is almost square in shape with a circuit of about half-a-mile.
[Ref: 25134]   £320.00  
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The High Mettled Racer.
The High Mettled Racer. The Foal./ In Training./ The Racer./ The Hunter./ The Post Horse./ The Death.
H. Alken Del. H. Alken & T. Sutherland Sculpt.
London, Published March 1. 1821, by S&J Fuller at their Sporting Gallery, 34, Rathbone Place.
Set of six coloured aquatints, each 355 x 430mm (13¾ x 17"), on Whatman paper watermarked 1820. Plate II slightly stained.
A fine first state set of this famous sporting series, depicting the life story of a race horse.
Siltzer: pg.59.
[Ref: 8800]   £1,950.00   view all images for this item
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The High Mettled Racer.
The High Mettled Racer. The Foal./ In Training./ The Racer./ The Hunter./ The Post Horse./ The Death.
H. Alken Del. H. Alken & T. Sutherland Sculpt.
London, Published March 1. 1821, by S. & J. Fuller at their Sporting Gallery, 34, Rathbone Place.
Set of six coloured aquatints, each 355 x 430mm. 13¾ x 17".
A fine set of this famous sporting series, depicting the life story of a race horse, on Whatman paper watermarked 1864. Matching colour.
Siltzer: pg.59.
[Ref: 8526]   £1,200.00   view all images for this item
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[Set of 4]  The High Mettled Racer.
[Set of 4] The High Mettled Racer.
Painted by D. Wolstenholme. Engraved by D. Wolstenholme Junr.
London Pub, June 4, 1817 by D. Wolstenholme, 279 Strand.
Four coloured aquatints. 345 x 240mm.
Four plates with title centre and Verses 1-4 left and right of title. Plate I. slight discolouration in paper visible from reverse. Plate II. As per 'I'. Plate III. As previouis, with repaired tear through left margin in to plate top left, Watermark 1825. Plate IV. As with plate 'I' & 'II'.
[Ref: 6687]   £1,850.00   view all images for this item
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The Horse Race.
The Horse Race.
London, Published 1826 by J. Brooker, 5, Southampton Row, Russell Sq.r
Lithograph, very rare. Sheet 265 x 405mm, 10½ x 16". Trimmed, some spotting,
Asatirical scene of an amateur horse race. Bringing up up the rear is a cart-horse.
[Ref: 24698]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Horse Race.]
[The Horse Race.]
Gericault pinx.t P. de Laage lith.
Imp. A Lemercier. Paris. [n.d. c.1824.]
Lithograph on india paper with very large margins. Image area 280 x 368mm (11 x 14½").
The Horse Race; three horses galloping along an open track. Géricault's original painting is held in the Musée du Louvre, Paris.
[Ref: 28676]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Manifesto Delle Corse di Cavalli che avranno luogo nel Giovedi` 24 Febbraio 1848 a Tor di Quinto.
Manifesto Delle Corse di Cavalli che avranno luogo nel Giovedi` 24 Febbraio 1848 a Tor di Quinto. Corsa Prima. Per i cavalli detti cavalcature appartenenti agli affittuarii delle tenute... Corsa Seconda. Handicap Per i Cavalli di ogni razza e qualità, equilibrati con pesi diversi... Corsa Terza. Steeple-chase ossia corsa al Campanile, per i Cavalli di ogni età, peso lib. 161 inglese, prezzo d’ammissione 15 Napoleoni d’oro... Corsa Quarta. Steeple chase ossia Corsa al Campanile, per i Cavalli Romani di ogni età, peso lib. 154 Inglese, prezzo d’ammissione Scudi 20, aggiunti ad un premio di Scudi 100.
[1848.]
Scarce letterpress. 330 x 228mm (13 x 9").
A programme for a horse-racing event held on 24th February 1848 in Rome, the day that marked the change in leadership in France during the revolution. The races include some racers such as George William Featherstonhaugh, a British geologist and geographer who initiated the Albany and Schenectady Railroad and was a surveyor of the Louisiana Purchase for the American Government; Conte Branticki; Prince Odescalchi, of the aristocratic Roman family; and Count Litchfield.
[Ref: 18381]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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[An Indian jockey.]
[An Indian jockey.]
[Anon., Britsh/Indian, n.d., c.1820s.]
Hand-coloured etching, scarce, separately issued, sheet 125 x 205mm. 5 x 8". Margins trimmed; left and right sheet edges folded back.
A grey horse, with cropped tail and mane, facing right, an Indian jockey up in red colours, with moustache, turban, and holding whip; against a landscape and sky. An intriguing early depiction of an indigenous Indian sportsman.
[Ref: 25028]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Donkey Racing.]
[Donkey Racing.]
E. Martin Inv.t. J. F. Martin sculp.t.
[n.d., c.1799.]
Stipple with hand colour, large margins. Platemark: 180 x 240mm (7 x 9½"). Light staining in margins. Small repair in centre. Bit dusty.
A scene depicting nine figures racing donkeys over a small bridge, to the right, past two spectators in the centre, and off into the distance to the left. To the right, a goat leaps in front of a rider, throwing him from his donkey, in front, a small child rides with an adult, and further ahead another rider falls from his animal. By Elias Martin, A.R.A. Swedish, born Stockholm in 1739, died Stockholm 1818. He came to London in 1768, becoming a Royal Academy student the next year and was elected A.R.A in 1770. After Elias Martin, engraved by his younger brother, Johann Frederick (1745-1808).
[Ref: 36344]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Meynell Hunt Spring Races, Over Derby Race Course, On Thursday the 6th of April, 1820. To Start at One o'Clock Precisely. A Sweepstakes of Five Guineas each, by Members of the Club, for Horses not thorough bred, &c. &c. &c. Two-mile heats.---Gentlemen
Meynell Hunt Spring Races, Over Derby Race Course, On Thursday the 6th of April, 1820. To Start at One o'Clock Precisely. A Sweepstakes of Five Guineas each, by Members of the Club, for Horses not thorough bred, &c. &c. &c. Two-mile heats.---Gentlemen Riders...Same Day, a Silver Culp, value 20gs. with 30gs. added, and 10gs. to the second Horse, given by the Gentlemen of the Hunt, for Horses not thorough bred, that never started, paid, or received forfeit previous to the day of naming, bonafide the property of Farmers occupying not less than 60 acres of land in the Counties of Derby...Henry Meynell, Esq. A.N.E. Mosley, Esq. Stewards. Thomas Brearey, Clerk of the Course...All Persons in any way connected with the racing, are particularly requested to be punctual to the periods of starting. Carriages and Horses to pay as usual at the entrance to the Siddals.
Printed by James Plant, Sadlergate-Bridge. [1820.]
Printed letterpress; results inked in places. 266 x 152mm. 10½ x 6". Some staining, creasing.
A printed programmed of entrants and details of the Meynell Hunt Spring Races held at the Derby Racecourse, 1820. Henry Meynell (1789-1865) was a gentleman usher to George IV (1820-1830), to William IV (1830-1831) and later appointed Groom in Waiting to Victoria (1841-1845).
[Ref: 26204]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Meynell Hunt Spring Races, Over Derby Race Course, On Thursday the 5th Day of April, 1821. To Start at One o'Clock precisely...Farmers' Cup. A Silver Cup of 20gs. value, with 30gs added, and 10gs. to the second Horse, given by the Gentlemen of the Meynell
Meynell Hunt Spring Races, Over Derby Race Course, On Thursday the 5th Day of April, 1821. To Start at One o'Clock precisely...Farmers' Cup. A Silver Cup of 20gs. value, with 30gs added, and 10gs. to the second Horse, given by the Gentlemen of the Meynell Hunt...The Ten Guineas Stakes did not fill. All Disputes to Settled by the Stewards. Ordinary at the George Hotel. Dinner on the table at half-past five o'clock. The Hon. H.M. Cavendish, C. Heathcote, Esq. Stewards. Thomas Brearey, Clerk of the Course....All Persons in any way connected with the racing, are particularly requested to be punctual to the periods of starting. Carriages and Horses to pay as usual at the entrance to the Siddals.
J. Drewey, Printers. Derby. [1821.]
Printed letterpress, rare, inked in places. 215 x 135mm. 8½ x 5¼". Creasing and some holes, some staining.
A printed programme of entrants and details of the Meynell Hunt Spring Races held at the Derby Racecourse, 1821.
[Ref: 26203]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Newmarket] A View of the Round Course or Plate Course with divers jockeys and Horses
[Newmarket] A View of the Round Course or Plate Course with divers jockeys and Horses in different Actions and Postures going to start for the Kings Plate at New Market.
Tillimans Pinx. J.s Sympson and J.n Lord [ex].
[n.d., c.1730.]
Rare engraving. 305 x 420mm (12 x 16½"); Trimmed. Worm holes filled. Some creasing.
The artist, Peter Tillemans (1684-1734), was born in Antwerp and moved to England in 1708. He specialised in sporting and landscape paintings.
Not in Siltzer.
[Ref: 57276]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Newmarket] A View of the Round Course or Plate Course with divers jockeys and Horses
[Newmarket] A View of the Round Course or Plate Course with divers jockeys and Horses in different Actions and Postures going to start for the Kings Plate at New Market.
Tillimans Pinx. J.s Sympson and J.n Lord [ex].
[n.d., c.1730.]
Rare engraving; 18th century watermark. 450 x 310mm (17¾ x 12¼"); large margins. Creasing.
The artist, Peter Tillemans (1684-1734), was born in Antwerp and moved to England in 1708. He specialised in sporting and landscape paintings.
Not in Siltzer.
[Ref: 40610]   £340.00  

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Newmarket, Collection d'onze planches lithographiques...
Newmarket, Collection d'onze planches lithographiques... A Collection of Eleven Plates, Executed in Lithography; Representing a View of Newmarket, and the Life of the Race Horse, from the moment of his entering the stud until that of his sale...
by A Dubost, formerly Adjutant Captain of the Corps du Genie...
Paris: to be had of the Author, Quai de Bully, No 18. 1818. Printed by J. Smith.
Oblong folio, red half morocco with red cloth, spine gilt lettered and decorated; letterpress title in French and English, lithographic frontispiece and plates I-V [of X] with letterpress descriptions. Spine worn, plate v tipped onto back endpaper, lacking five plates and their text, some spotting.
Six plates from a very scarce album of lithographs of Newmarket which, according to the frontispiece, includes portraits of the 'most celebrated running horses in 1809', some descended from the Godolphin arabian. The plates are: the frontispiece; Colts - the race horse in the stud; Colt - the race horse taken in hand; Plover by Sir Peter [Teazle] - the race horse in the stable; Eaton by sir Peter - the race horse in the dressing stable; & Vandyke by sir Peter - the racehorse at the starting post. Antoine Dubost (1769-1825) was a neoclassical painter with a penchant for racing, owning and riding horses in a number of important races. Having served in the Corps du Genie (enginneers) he came to England in 1806, attracted by the racing at Newmarket, painting the originals of these plates in 1809, before returning to France in 1813. He fought a duel with a neighbour over a pavilion in which both participants were killed.
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[Newmarket Racecourse.]
[Newmarket Racecourse.]
[n.d., c.1785.]
Rare engraving. Sheet: 435 x 290mm (17¼ x 11¼''). Creasing, staining, tears and paper tone.
A large sheet with a vignette showing a race at Newmarket racecourse. The vignette appears on a printed epitaph to breeder and jockey John Pratt, published in 1785. Perhaps this is a proof before the inclusion of the text, or could be a writing sheet.
[Ref: 50572]   £320.00  
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Our Grandfathers' Hobbies.
Our Grandfathers' Hobbies.
Frank Paton [pencil signature].
Published by Leggatt Bro.s., 62 Cheapside E.C. 1898.
Engraving, small margins; signed by the artist. 205 x 260mm (8 x 10¼").
The central image is a copy of William Mason's painting 'A Country Racecourse', published 1786. The ten remarques are other pursuits: gambling, badger-baiting, bare-knuckle boxing, billiards, etc. Frank Paton (1855-1909), best known for his paintings of animals and scenes of rural life. This print is from his series of etched Christmas cards published annually by Edward Ernest Leggatt from 1880 until Paton's death in 1909, costing half-a-guinea each. Each year a number of the prints would be sent from the printers to be signed in pencil by Paton.
[Ref: 31344]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Les Apprèts d'une Course.
Les Apprèts d'une Course.
C. Vernet del. Darcis sculp.t.
A Paris chez Leloutre au Louvre, place du Musée.
Stipple. Sheet: 210 x 330mm (8¼ x 13''). Trimmed, creasing.
A racing print by Carle Vernet (1758-1836) showing figures leading horses and preparing for the start of a race.
[Ref: 50592]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Race.
The Race.
Howitt.
Published May 10th 1811by S.Howitt, Panton Street, Haymarket, London.
Coloured aquatint. 200 x 290mm. Some suface soiling, mainly in margins.
[Ref: 3330]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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The Race.
The Race.
Howitt.
Published May 10th 1811by S.Howitt, Panton Street, Haymarket, London.
Very fine coloured aquatint, platemark 200 x 290mm (8 x 11½"). Very large margins. Platemark broken along lower edge; paper watermarked 'W Edgar 1797'.
Closely fought race between three horses in foreground. By Samuel Howitt (1756/7-1823), painter and etcher. From a wealthy family, Howitt was a keen sportsman who became an artist (drawing on his sporting enthusiasms) when financial difficulties forced him to earn a living. In 1779 Howitt married Elizabeth Rowlandson, sister of the artist Thomas Rowlandson, and the two men were friends, with some similarities in their watercolour style.
For another impression with different colouring see ref. 3330. Not in Siltzer.
[Ref: 37017]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A List & Pedigree of the Running Horses For the North-Riding Stakes, January 1835.
A List & Pedigree of the Running Horses For the North-Riding Stakes, January 1835.
Wilkelu. Printer, York.
Wood engraved vignette and text. 220 x 160mm. Some wear.
Three horses, Honourable, Cipher & Plumper.
[Ref: 4746]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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Racing.
Racing.
H. Alken del.t. I. Clark sculp.t.
London, Published by T. McLean, Jan.y 1. 1820.
Fine hand-coloured aquatint. Plate: 280 x 375mm (11 x 14¾"), with large margins.
A sporting scene showing a horse race watched by a huge crowd of men and women watching on from the side line and carriages. From 'The National Sports of Great Britain' by Henry Alken.
[Ref: 46277]   £320.00  
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Here They Come; There They Go; The Half Distance.
Here They Come; There They Go; The Half Distance.
Painted by E.A.S. Douglas. Engraved by G.R.Stock.
London: Published Feb.y 19th 1881 by Arthur Ackermann, 191, Regent Street.
Coloured aquatint. 255 x 580mm.
Three images on one plate.
[Ref: 1874]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Cock Tails, Running for the Garrison Stakes, With Gentlemen Jockies; Thorough Breds, Running for the Derby.
Cock Tails, Running for the Garrison Stakes, With Gentlemen Jockies; Thorough Breds, Running for the Derby.
Drawn by R. Scanlan, Etched by J. Zeitter, Aquatinted by E.Duncan.
London, Republished March 5th, 1852 by R. Ackermann at his Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191 Regent Street.
Pair of hand coloured etchings with aquatint. 150 x 355mm. Very slight residual staining in "Thorough Breds".
A pair of 'sangerie' prints, with anthropomorphic monkey jockies riding on pigs and greyhounds.
[Ref: 5406]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT) view all images for this item
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[38 Plates from 'The Sportsman's Pocket Companion, being a striking likeness or portraiture of the most eminent Racehorses and Stallions...'.]
[38 Plates from 'The Sportsman's Pocket Companion, being a striking likeness or portraiture of the most eminent Racehorses and Stallions...'.]
[Drawn by James Roberts. Engraved by Henry Roberts.]
[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 horse'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.
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Extraordinary Steeple-Chase.
Extraordinary Steeple-Chase. For One Thousand Sovereigns between Mr. Osbaldeston's 'Clasher' and Capt.n Ross's 'Clinker'. From Great Dalby Windmill, to within a mile of Tilton on the Hill. (The 5 miles was done in 16 minutes). Dedicated with Permission to Geo. Osbaldeston, Esq.r, and the Gentlemen of the Pytchley Hunt, By their very obliged & obedient servant. R. Ackermann.
Engraved by Mess.rs H. Alken & E. Duncan. London, published 1830, by R. Ackermann, 96 Strand_ and R. Ackermann Jun.r, 191 Regent Street. From a Painting by E. Gill of Northampton, in the possession of G. Osbaldeston, Esq.
London, 1830.
Scarce & fine hand coloured aquatint. 505 x 760mm (20 x 30"). Framed. Unexamined out of frame.
Scene of the steeplechase horse race between horses Clasher and Clinker, ridden by George Osbaldeston (1786-1866) and Dick Christian (1779-1862) respectively. Osbaldeston, an MP for East Retford 1812-1818, was renowned for his racing abilites. His victory at the 1826 steeplechase race depicted here won him 1,000 guineas. Christian had a relatively respectful career in the country caring for and riding horses, though he died impoverished.
Siltzer: p. 332.
[Ref: 55109]   £1,250.00  
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Jumont Anglaise.
Jumont Anglaise.
Carle Vernet. I. lithog. de Delpech.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Lithograph. Sheet 420 x 550mm (16½ x 21¾") large margins.
An 'English Mare' in a landscape, after Antoine Charles Horace Vernet (1758-1835), published in the 'Grande Suite de Chevaux' (1817-21).
[Ref: 48208]   £450.00  
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Cheval Anglaise au moment de la Course.
Cheval Anglaise au moment de la Course.
Carle Vernet. Imp. lithog. de F. Delpech.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Lithograph. Sheet 420 x 550mm (16½ x 21¾").
A jockey teaching a racehorse the course, after Antoine Charles Horace Vernet (1758-1835), published in the 'Grande Suite de Chevaux' (1817-21).
[Ref: 48209]   £300.00  
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La Lilly.
La Lilly.
Carle Vernet. Imp. I. lithog. de Delpech.
[n.d., c.1820.]
Lithograph. Sheet 420 x 550mm (16½ x 21¾") large margins.
A jockey about to mount a mare racehorse, after Antoine Charles Horace Vernet (1758-1835), published in the 'Grande Suite de Chevaux' (1817-21).
Dayot 215.
[Ref: 48207]   £450.00  
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