FINE LIMITED EDITIONS SINCE 1974
Thoroughbreds of the Crown
The History and Worldwide Influence of the Royal Studs
- ISBN: 0904351645
- Deluxe edition: 950 copies
Contributors: Marquess of Hartington CBE, Sir Michael Oswald KCVO
Paper: Heavyweight acid-free archival paper
Binding: Quarter red leather with purple buckram, gilt tooling and gilded page edging.
Box: Purple cloth-covered slipcase with decorative gilt tooling.
Her Majesty the Queen has kindly given permission for more than 60 paintings and 150 prints and drawings from the Royal Collection to be reproduced in a remarkable history of the studs under Royal patronage from the reign of Henry VIII to that of Queen Elizabeth II.
THOROUGHBREDS OF THE CROWN is a major publishing project created in co-operation with The Royal Studs at Sandringham, and presented as a collector's leather-bound limited edition book. It presents a fascinating historical account of the Royal Studs throughout the centuries - from the Duke of Cumberland's 18th-Century Cranbourne Lodge Stud where he bred the sires Herod and the unbeaten Eclipse, from whom 98% of thoroughbreds today descend, to Her Majesty the Queen's Sandringham and Wolferton Studs which produced the hugely popular classic successes of Aureole, Dunfermline and Highclere.
Sir Michael Oswald KCVO: "The production of 'Thoroughbreds of the Crown' is impeccable. It is the most informative and comprehensive book ever written about the Royal Studs - and the most beautifully illustrated."
- Page size: 240mm x 340mm
- 400 pages
- 120000 words
- 210 images
In addition to a fine reproduction of James Cook's handwritten journal taken from the original in The British Library, this volume includes a new introduction and chapters on Johann Reinhold Forster and William Hodges depicting superb reproductions of his paintings and drawings.
A facsimile of the rare 1796 edition.