[Mark Twain]. J[ohn]. H[ankins]. Wallace. Wallace's American Trotting Register. 1871. First edition.

Wallace's American Trotting Register

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[Mark Twain]. J[ohn]. H[ankins]. Wallace. Wallace's American Trotting Register. Containing all that is known of the Pedigrees of Trotting Horses, Their Ancestors and Descendants. New York: George E. Woodward, 1871. First edition. Octavo (9.5 x 6.25 inches; 245 x 160 mm.). 6, [2, contents and illustrations], 13-504 pages; two publisher's catalogs tipped in before the preface. Frontispiece and six additional illustrated plates inserted throughout. Recent dark green quarter leather over marbled paper covered boards, spine in six panels with five raised bands and lettered in gilt; page edges trimmed; plain green laid paper endpapers, double flyleaves. Spine slightly leaning. Text slightly shaken, some leaves splitting in the gutter margin (prominent in the preliminaries); text tanned and somewhat brittle, a few leaves chipped at the corners or fore-edge margin; old rubber stamp on the title-page since effaced and illegible. Very good. First year of a long-running annual publication. Features a horse named Mark Twain, bred by Charles S. Dole in Crystal Lake, IL, on page 224. (#10178).