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Title(s):

Portraits of the winning horses of the Great St. Leger Stakes, at Doncaster : from the year 1815 to the year 1824, inclusive.

Published/Created:
Doncaster : Published by Sheardown and Son ; [1825]
and London : W. Sams, [1825]
Physical Description:
[26] p., [10] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 66 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2011 34 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2011 34 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Aquatints engraved by Thomas Sutherland, after John Frederick Herring.
Copy 2 of the present work at the Yale Center for British Art includes the following printed slip affixed to the front pastedown: "The publishers respectfully inform the subscribers, that with leave of the proprietors, the Portraits of the winning horses of the Great St. Leger Stakes, will be continued to be published. Gazette-Office, Doncaster, September, 19, 1825."
S. and J. Fuller re-issued portraits of 29 St. Leger winners and 17 Derby winners in book form under Herring's name, Portraits of the winning horses of the Great St. Leger stakes Doncaster for the year 1815 to the present year (1843). Cf. Snelgrove.
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, p. 96
Podeschi, J.B. Horse and horsemanship, 128
Siltzer, F. Story of British sporting prints, p. 139-145
With a list of subscribers, p. [3].
With an errata slip at end.
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is the copy described in Podeschi. Bound in original green half roan and light green boards, with printed title label on front cover. Lacks the list of subscribers and the errata slip. Includes an eleventh plate, depicting "Memnon, the winner of the Great St. Leger at Doncaster, 1825," along with two additional pages of letterpress describing Memnon and the races of 1824-1825.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 bound in red half roan with marbled boards, with printed title label on front cover. The plates are printed on India paper (according to a note in manuscript on the front cover, only four copies were printed on India paper). Includes list of subscribers, p. [3]. Includes variant settings of the table of "Winners of the Great St. Leger Stakes," p. [5] and [7]. The latter omits the column for "colour"; precedence of the two versions is unclear. Includes errata slip on rear pastedown, which notes: "You will please to cancel the account of the Leger in your sporting work, and insert the one sent (gratis). Paste the present errata over the one at the end of the work." Affixed to the front pastedown is a leaf describing the Doncaster Gold Cup, together with a wood-engraved illustration of the trophy. With the armorial bookplate of Syston Park (John Hayford Thorold).
Ten engravings of winning horses of the Great St. Leger Stake from 1815 to 1824, each accompanied by a letterpress leaf describing the horse, with results of races for the given year.
Subject Terms:
Horse racing -- Great Britain.
Horses in art.
Race horses -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Sams, W. -- Publisher.
Sheardon and Son -- Publisher.
St. Leger (Horse race : England)
Thorold, John Haford -- Bookplate.
Form/Genre:
Subscription lists (Publishing)
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1825.
Contributors:
Herring, J. F. (John Frederick), 1795-1865, ill.
Sutherland, Thomas, ca. 1785-ca. 1825, engraver.
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