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Roberts, James, 1725–1799
The sportsman's pocket companion : being a striking likeness or portraiture of the most eminent race horses & stallions, that ever were in this kingdom ... to which is added their genuine, complete, but concise pedigrees & performances ... / drawn by James Roberts & engraved by Henry Roberts.
Holborn : Published and sold by Henry Roberts, [1760?]
Physical Description:
40 leaves : ill. ; 23 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Sporting 1861
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Imprint date from British Museum Catalogue.
Engraved throughout.
British Museum. General catalogue of printed books to 1955 (compact edition), vol. 21, p. 770
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 54
BAC: British Art Center copy: First edition. Octavo. Contemporary black speckled brown calf; tooled in gilt on front and back covers and spine, blind stamped lettering on spine; white headband. Brown quarter morocco, and tan cloth slip-case; gold lettering on spine. Title-page, text illustrations, plates. 74 engravings in text, including portraits of horses and also vignettes and ornamental tailpieces on 36 of the pages. Drawn by James Roberts and engraved by Henry Roberts. Spine height: 9 3/4 inches.
Subject Terms:
Horse racing -- England.
Horses -- Pedigrees.
Roberts, Henry, approximately 1710-approximately 1790.

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