Original publishers brown cloth, heavily gilt decorated on spine. 552pp., Index. Includes an appendix showing the pedigrees and breeding so far as known, of all trotters that have a record in 2.25 or better, and containing much practical matter relating to the breaking, management and treatment of trotting and breeding stock. Illustrated with photo-views of the representative stallions of the past and present, with tissue guard intact. Brown coated endpapers. Cloth covers clean, tips slightly rounded and spine ends shaved and lightly frayed. Rear endpapers partially glued together at gutter, possibly the result of an old repair. Hinges are strong and all pages are firmly attached. Small booksellers label affixed to bottom edge of rear endpaper. A clean, solid, square copy of a very rare title on trotters. A near very good copy, one of only two currently for sale on the internet.