Horse Racing

Book title: Songs of the Chace

Songs of the Chace, &c; containing an extensive collection relative to the sports of the field, including the several subjects of hunting, shooting, racing, coursing, angling, hawking, &c, &c. Second edition. London, Printed for Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, 1811.
Engraved title and frontispiece. 16mo, contemporary straight-grain morocco, gilt stamped with figures and ornaments on covers and spine, interspersed with sporting emblems, by Thomas Gosden. Enclosed in slip case.
On the fore-edge appears a painting depicting the finish of a horse race, a fine example of a sporting fore-edge painting on a book bound by the famous Gosden, who specialized in designing appropriate bindings for books on sports.

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Fore-edge/fanned to the right
Horseback riding