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MOSEMAN'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE FOR PURCHASERS - Trade Catalogue - 1890. 
New York: C. M. Moseman and Brothers, ca:1890. 4th Edition. hard cover. Good/No jacket. New York: C. M. Moseman and Brothers. ND. (ca:1890). Fifth edition. 303pp. Folio. Hardcover. Illustrated with thousands of black and white illustrations depicting everything that could have anything to do with horses as well as 11 chromolithographs; The title page, 4 double sided advertisements and 6 single sided with tissue guard. The 4 double sided ads have 2 with color only on one side and 2 with color to both sides. Externally, the brown cloth boards are worn, faded and soiled. The cloth is separating from the boards at the front lower right hand corner and on the rear lower left hand corner. The top spine edge is torn on the right side and the bottom spine edge is frayed and worn. Internally the book is in wonderful condition. The pages are fresh and the color plates are in very good condition. A couple of the tissue guards are torn but still present. There are several pages with very small edge tears to the outside edge as if from turning the pages as the book is folio sized. The binding is tight and the front hinge is fine but the rear hinge has cracked.
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