Dorothy Sloan -- Books

AUCTION 18

Texas, California, the Southwest U.S., Mexico & the Borderlands:
Interesting books, broadsides, maps & ephemera

Lot 11

Young Comet stud services for $15

11. [BROADSIDE: TEXAS STUD]. CONN, Tramuel. Young Comet!This fine and celebrated Horse, will stand this season at my Stable 12 miles above Gonzalez, and 4 miles North East of Bellmont, and will be let to mares at the low price of $15 COMET is 7 years old this spring, 17 hands high, and for form is not surpassed by any horse in the State. He is a fine deep sorrel, and sired by Old Comet of Ky. I have lost his Pedigree, but suffice it to say, he was a fine a horse as I ever saw. Young Comet’s Dam was sired by Bertrand, he by the celebrated Running Bertrand of Ky., and out of a sister of Woodpecker’s Mother, raised by Col. Buford of Ky., his grand dam by Hambeltonion, great dam of Tup Imported. Further Description is unnecessary, as the horse is here to show for himself, and I will be ready to how him at any time. Please call and see for yourselves. Great care will be taken to prevent accidents, but responsible for none. Tramuel Conn. [Dated at end]: Gonzales [Texas], March 15, 1855. Broadside printed in five different type fonts. Several moderate stains, professional reinforcement at folds (minor losses to blank areas). Manuscript note in ink offering $50 prize for the best colt shown on the fourth day of the Court in Gonzalez in October 1846. Preserved in a half burgundy morocco and maroon cloth slip case with matching chemise.

     This type of stud advertisement is rare, especially for Texas. Not in Winkler. ($1,000-2,000)

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