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Farmers come see & judge for yourselves, / The elegant Horse / Young / Chester Ball, / Will Stand For Mares This Season . / From the 25th day of March, till the 25th day of June,; / [followed by two paragraphs of text, one giving details and procedings for the mating sessions, the other providing a full description of the horse]. Signed in type at the end "John Stewart."
[Waynesboro, PA?]: The subscriber, March 27, 1835. Broadside, 21 x 16 inches, employing several sizes and styles of type, including four large display types, illustrated. Nicely headed with a large wood engraving of the horse, 7 1/2 x 9 inches. American Imprints records a similar broadside ("Noted horse Young Chester Ball") printed in 1826. This broadside apparently unrecorded on OCLC. Folds repaired onverso with archival paper, foxed, some edgewear, but a large untrimmed copy. Folded. (1561). Item #54552