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Gooch, Thomas, 1750–1802
The life and death of a race-horse : Exemplified in his various stages of existence, till his dissolution. I. When a foal with his dam. II. When a colt breaking. III. After running a race and winning a considerable sweepstakes. IV. As a hunter going out to the chace. V. As a post-chaise horse on the road. VI. His dissolution / The whole drawn and engraved in aquatinta, by Thomas Gooch, Esq.; with an essay tending to excite a benevolent conduct towards the brute creation, by the late Dr. Hawksworth. To which is now added the song of the race horse, &c.
London : Printed for Edward Jeffery, in Pall-Mall, 1792.
Physical Description:
4 p., 6 leaves of plates : ill. ; 49 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2007 9
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
The plates are aquatints printed in sepia with etched titles. All bear imprint "Pubd. July 30, 1790 from Original Designs by T. Gooch, No. 4 Half Moon Street".
Not recorded by ESTC.
Caption title at head of p. 3 reads: Happiness properly estimated: or, Remarkable instances of cruelty to brutes.
At foot of t.p.: Price 15s. in boards.
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 69
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, p. 81.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in 20th century gilt-tooled red morocco, by Hatchards of London. Armorial bookplate with inscription "Ex libris Harry Twyford Peters" and motto "Veritas" on inside of upper board.
Subject Terms:
Etching -- Specimens -- 1792.
Hatchards (Firm) -- Binder.
Horses -- Early works to 1800.
Horses -- Pictorial works.
Jeffery, Edward -- Publisher.
Peters, Harry Twyford, 1881-1948 -- Bookplate.
Race horses -- Early works to 1800.
Race horses -- Pictorial works.
Aquatints -- 1792.
Hawkesworth, John, 1715?-1773.
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