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, , 8-37,  pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsSF355.A44 C66 1823Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Information
- "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, John B. Horse and horsemanship, 119
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)
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Conrad, Ephraim, 1769?-1834, An authentic history of the celebrated horse American Eclipse , 1823
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