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Conrad, Ephraim, 1769?-1834

An authentic history of the celebrated horse American Eclipse : containing an account of his pedigree and performances, with some general information on the subject of the turf, and the means adopted at various times to improve the breed of horses : embellished with a correct likeness of this famous horse, engraved on wood, in the best style by Dr. A. Anderson.

New-York : Printed by E. Conrad, 4 Frankfort-St., 1823.
Physical Description:
6, [3], 8-37, [1] pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF355.A44 C66 1823
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
"To the publisher" (leaf [A4]) signed: C.W. Van Ranst.
Signatures: [A]⁴ B-E⁴ ([A1] recto, [A2], [A4], E4 verso blank).
Frontispiece included in pagination.
"Southern district of New York, ss: be it remembered, that on the 26th day of July, in the 48th year of the independence of the United States of America, Ephraim Conrad of the said district, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words and figures following, to wit: An authentic history of the celebrated horse American Eclipse ..."--Page 6.
Sometimes falsely attributed to Van Ranst. Cf. Podeschi.
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 119
Shoemaker, R.H. Checklist of American imprints for 1820-1829, 14769
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 98539
BEIN 2004 752: Numerous newspaper clippings pasted down throughout. Some annotations from an unknown hand. Armorial bookplate of John M. Schiff in accompanying case.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's printed orange wrappers.
Subject Terms:
American Eclipse (Race horse), 1814-1847.
Horse racing -- United States.
Horses -- Breeding.
Horses -- United States.
Wood engravings -- 1823.
Annotations (Provenance) -- 19th century.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Van Ranst, C. W. (Cornelius W.), 1762 or 1763-1841, attributed name.
Anderson, Alexander, 1775-1870, engraver.

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