Messenger: the Great Progenitor [Limited Edition]
New York: Derrydale Press, 1935. Very Good. Item #8428
New York: Derrydale Press, 1935. First Edition, Limited to 500 hundred copies of which this is no. 176. Slim octavo (24.5cm.); publisher's vegetable vellum-backed paper-covered boards, pictorial paper onlay to upper cover printed in brown and black, gilt-lettered spine; xi,,63pp.; frontispiece, nine leaves of plates, including a facsimile and photographs. Light wear to extremities, a hint of soil to boards, spine a bit toned, else Very Good and sound, internally clean and fine. Prospectus laid in.
History of the career and lineage of Messenger the thoroughbred stallion (1780-1808) who was exported to the United States shortly after the end of the Revolution and consequently sired a number of superior racehorses and mares, including Miller's Damsel, mother of the undefeated American Eclipse.