# 25885

"CUMLODEN" (editor)

The Leader Coursing Register for season 1877,

  • Sold

Containing full returns of all coursing meetings held in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and New Zealand with over sixty tabulated pedigrees of the principal winning greyhounds of the year, brood bitches and greyhounds at the stud, a list of addresses of coursing secretaries, public courses, judges, slippers and trainers; and a list of representatives of the national Coursing Club of Australia, together with a table of Victorian and English Waterloo Cup winners, etc., etc. Edited by “Cumloden”. Melbourne : “The Leader” Office, 1877. Octavo, gilt-lettered green pebbled cloth (a little sunned, a few stains), front hinge cracked, pp. xx; errata slip; 198; 16 (illustrated advertisements), internally fine.

The ‘first annual issue’ (preface) of this journal which appears to have had only one year of publication. A comprehensive survey of the popular pursuit of greyhound coursing in eastern Australia and New Zealand in the late nineteenth century.

Four examples of the 1877 edition are recorded in Australian libraries (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; State Library of Queensland; University of Queensland).

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