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    With the Bookplate of Joseph Widener

    [Horse-Racing]. Thomas Bryon. Horse-Racing. Courses de Chevaux. [Paris: Printed by Firmin Didot, 1827].

    Octavo. [ii, half-title], [iii-xx, title page, subscriber's list, advertisement, explanation of terms, and contents pages in English and French], 90 pages. With an engraved frontispiece titled "Course Royale de France."

    Tan leather spine over brown cloth boards with gilt spine titles. Marbled endpapers. Housed in a custom leather-backed slipcase and chemise. Boards worn, rubbed, bumped, and lightly abraded. Very occasional light spotting. Very good.

    Joseph Widener, whose bookplate appears on the verso of the front free endpaper, was a founding benefactor of the National Gallery of Art. He also had a passion for thoroughbred horse racing, raising a large stable of race-horses in both America and France. Widener served as the head of Belmont Park in New York and also helped to re-invigorate Hialeah Park near Miami.


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    April, 2011
    7th-9th Thursday-Saturday
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