Life of the Race Horse.
London, Rodwell and Martin, 1822-23.
The images comprise:
1. Foal and Dam
2. The Yearling
3. Backing the Colt
4. Training. The Gallop
6. Going a Sweat
8. Rubbing. After a Sweat
Later, Doyle became known for his satirical prints issued under the initials 'H.B.', constructed out of 2 J's and 2 D's. His sons included the renowned artist, Richard Doyle, and one of his grandchildren was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes.
First edition; landscape folio (59.5 x 40 cm); complete set of 9 original lithographs printed by Charles Hullmandel after drawings John Doyle, light toning to edges, tiny closed tear to lower edge of plate 9 (not affecting image), no title-page issued; modern red morocco-backed cloth boards, a very good example.
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