Horse-Racing in England – A Synoptical Review - Robert Black 1893 - Richard Bentley and Son, London - First Edition ‘Mr. Black knows his subject and brings plenty of sound common-sense to bear on it’ – The Spectator

A handsome copy of sports writer Robert Black’s informative reference, spanning two hundred years from the reign of Charles II to Queen Victoria, of the history and development of horse-racing. Black – considered an authority on the subject – with records of famous races and ‘some memorable matches’.
  Robert Black (1829-1915) was a British author and journalist, best remembered as an authority on horse-racing. He frequently contributed articles to the St James Gazette, Pall Mall Gazette, The Times, and The Sportsman, and wrote several books on the subject, including this one, A History of Horse-racing in France, and The Jockey Club and its Founders.

References: Loder,
Bibliography of Horse Racing, 1261. The Spectator Archive 1894, web.

8vo. pp. xv [1] 356. Publisher’s dark blue cloth, decorative striped border in light blue and red to upper cover and spine, illustrative gilt block of horse and jockey to upper cover, gilt titles to spine, patterned burgundy endpapers. Early library stamp to title and contents page.
  Condition: Very good, slight lean to spine, light wear and rubbing to extremities, ink name to half title, library stamp and markings from the Railway Clearing House Literary Society to front pastedown, title page, and contents page, endpapers starting at rear hinge.   Ref: 107885   Price: HK$ 1,800