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new Antique Reference Book, The Greyhound, English, Illustrated Guide, Victorian

Antique Reference Book, The Greyhound, English, Illustrated Guide, Victorian

$368.00
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Our Stock # 18.9987

This is an antique reference book, The Greyhound by Stonehenge. An English language, bound and illustrated guide to the breed, dating to the Victorian period, published 1875.

Using the nom de plume Stonehenge, John Henry Walsh (1810 - 1888) was a sports writer born in London, initially operating as a surgeon alongside until he achieved success with his rural sports titles. Such titles included The Shot-Gun and Sporting Rifles of 1859 and The Horse in the Stable and in the Field (1861).

Full title: The Greyhound - A Treatise on the Art of Breeding, Rearing and Training Greyhounds for Public Running: Their Diseases and Treatment. Containing also the National Rules for the Management of Coursing Meetings and for the Decision of Courses.

  • Fascinating guide to the greyhound with a wealth of period information
  • Presented intact, with lightly aged pages and time worn cover
  • Published in English across 485 page by Longmans, Green & Co of London
  • Illustrated with engravings showing gatherings and examples of the breed
  • Offers bloodlines of famous 19th century winners and notable specimens

This is a delightful antique reference book to The Greyhound, with a wealth of period information on the popular sporting breed. Delivered ready to enjoy.

Dimensions:
Max Width: 16cm (6.25'')
Max Depth: 4cm (1.5'')
Max Height: 21cm (8.25'')


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