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Bertram, James Glass, 1824–1892
The blue ribbon of the turf : a chronicle of the race for the Derby, from the victory of Diomed to that of Donovan; with notes on the winning horses, the men who trained them, the jockeys who rode them, and the gentlemen to whom they belonged : also notices of the betting and the betting men of the period : together with an account of the surroundings of the race, and brief accounts of the Oaks / by Louis Henry Curzon.
London : Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly, 1890.
Guildford : Billing and Sons, printers
Physical Description:
x, [2], 364, 32 pages ; 20 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF357.E42 B47 1890
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Louis Henry Curzon is a pseudonym used by James Glass Bertram.
Text printed in blue ink throughout.
Printer's statement from foot of page 364.
Publisher's advertisements: 32 pages at end.
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 241
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original blue cloth. Autograph: J. Fairfax Blakelong.
Subject Terms:
Blakelong, J. Fairfax -- Autograph.
Epsom Derby, England (Horse race)
Gambling -- Great Britain.
Horse races -- England -- Betting.
Horse races -- England -- History.
Horse racing -- England -- Epsom -- History.
Horsemen and horsewomen -- England.
Race horses -- England.
Publishers' advertisements (Publishing) -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Chatto & Windus (Firm), publisher.
Billing and Sons, printer.

  • A preliminary canter
  • Financial aspects of the race for the "Blue Ribbon"
  • Men who have won the Derby
  • Derby and other jockeys
  • Trainers of Derby and other horses
  • "Tattersall's"
  • Touts and tipsters
  • "The French Year," 1865
  • "The American Year," 1881
  • Bookmaking
  • Who sets the market?
  • Derbyana
  • A chronicle of the Derby.

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