1886 · Baltimore
by Du Hays, Charles. Walters, W(illiam) T. (introduction)
Baltimore: privately printed, 1886. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Privately printed by W. T. Walters, as a "memorial of twenty years experience as Importer and Breeder of the Percheron Horse" (from the dedication page). . 4to, original paper vellum over boards, stamped with gilt decoration and red titles, 128 +(8), sides uncut, 33 tipped-in plates, and illustrated with engraved decorations and capitals. Inscribed by W. T. Walters to Mr. I F Sutton "with esteem and compliments of his friend" on the ffe. Covers moderately soiled with some small surface abrasions to the front cover and shaved loss to spine head. Internals fine, A handsome production. Walters, in pursuit of knowledge of the breed had made arrangements that the book, with the permission of its French author Du Hays be published by Orange Judd in the US, but given his dedication to the breed, Walters printed this as a memorial to it. HORSES EQUESTRIAN BREEDING.
(Inventory #: 012293)