Chicago. J. H. Sanders Publishing Company. 1887.
Black and white plates (wood engravings), decorative endpapers, 480pp, index, 10 x 7 3/4 inches, gilt lettered embossed cloth covered boards (hardbound). Covers soiled and rubbed exposing tips of boards, short tears to head and tail of spine, fading and soiling; MISSING PAGES 1 - 6 (which may include Table of Contents and first part of Preface), light soiling to fore-edge and a few pages, overall interior in very good clean condition. Plates are uniformly clean and bright. A valuable reference work documenting dozens of old breeds of horses, cattle, pigs and sheep in some 133 attractive wood engraved illustrations. Chapters include: General Principles of Breeding, Thoroughbred Horses, Trotting and Roadster Horses, English and French Coach Horses, English Shire or Cart Horses, Clydesdale Horses, Percheron Horses, Short-horn (or Durham) Cattle, Hereford Cattle, Galloway Cattle, The Breeds of Sheep, The Breeds of Swine, etc. Item #43091