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Title:
The general stud-book.
Alternate Title(s):
Introduction to a general stud-book; containing (with few exceptions) the pedigree of every horse, mare, &c. of note
Supplement to the General stud-book, being the produce of mares, continued to 1799, inclusive
Supplement to the General stud-book, which was published in the year 1808
Published/Created:
London : Printed by H. Reynell, No. 21, Piccadilly, for J. Weatherby, Junior, No. 7, Oxenden-Street, near the Hay-Market., 1791-
Physical Description:
v. ; 21-23 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF293.A1 G46
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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View catalog record for Pumpkin with a stable-lad, by George Stubbs
Classification:
Periodicals
Notes:
1791 volume titled: An introduction to a General stud-book; containing (with few exceptions) the pedigree of every horse, mare, &c. of note.
Subtitles vary in earlier volumes: " ... containing (with few exceptions) the pedigree of every horse, mare, &c. of note, that has appeared on the turf, for the last fifty years, with many of an earlier date; together with some account of the foreign horses and mares from whence is derived the present breed of racers, in Great Britain and Ireland." (1793) and " ... containing pedigrees of race horses, &c. &c. from the Restoration to the present time" (1803) and " ... containing pedigrees of race horses, &c. &c. from the earliest accounts to the year 1807, inclusive" (1808).
Publisher varies.
Some volumes have half-titles.
Lists of subscribers in volumes published in 1793, 1803 and 1808.
"Price half-a-guinea"--Half-title, An introduction to a General stud-book, 1791. Other volumes bear different prices.
Errata and addenda list in 1808 volume.
Includes index in each volume.
An introduction to a General stud-book (1791) includes a listing for the horse Pumpkin, painted by George Stubbs in 1774 (Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, B2001.2.69). By Matchem out of Old Squirt Mare, Pumpkin won a number of races at Newmarket in the years 1772 to 1775. His owner was Thomas Foley, later 1st Baron Foley, who commissioned the Stubbs portrait.
ESTC (RLIN), T166897 (An introduction to the general stud-book, 1791)
ESTC (RLIN), T190383 (The general stud-book, 1793)
ESTC (RLIN), T136108 (The supplement to the general stud-book, 1800)
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, A8
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, A6 (An introduction to the general stud-book, 1791)
Loder, E.P. Bibliography of the history and organisation of horse racing, 264
Loder, E.P. Bibliography of the history and organisation of horse racing, 517 (An introduction to the general stud-book, 1791)
Loder, E.P. Bibliography of the history and organisation of horse racing, 518 (Supplement to the general stud-book, 1800)
Huth, F.H. Works on horses and equitation, 71
Huth, F.H. Works on horses and equitation, 57 (An introduction to the general stud-book, 1791)
British union-catalogue of periodicals, 2, p. 543
Buckley, A.K. Keeneland Association Library, 54
Buckley, A.K. Keeneland Association Library, 76 (An introduction to the general stud-book, 1791)
Each volume published in several editions. Volume numbering begins in 1827.
Has supplements: Supplement to the General stud-book, being the produce of mares, continued to 1799, inclusive ... and Supplement to the General stud-book, which was published in the year 1808.
Description based on: 1793 v.
BAC: British Art Center copy has 1791 volume only. Bound in contemporary sprinkled calf; rebacked.
Subject Terms:
Horses -- Great Britain -- Pedigrees -- Early works to 1800.
Horses -- Pedigrees -- Periodicals.
Mares -- Pedigrees -- Periodicals.
Race horses -- Great Britain -- Pedigrees -- Early works to 1800.
Race horses -- Pedigrees -- Periodicals.
Stallions -- Pedigrees -- Periodicals.
Stubbs, George, 1724-1806. Pumpkin with a stable-lad.
Thoroughbred horse -- Pedigrees -- Periodicals.
Contributors:
Reynell, H. (Henry), -1811, printer.
Weatherby, James, active 1773-1836, bookseller.
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