NEW-YORK, Sept. 1, 1833.
IT affords us much pleasure to bear witness to the assiduous atten-
tion bestowed by the Compiler on this Volume of the Stud Book, in
its passage through the Press. No one, we are confident, could have
manifested a deeper anxiety than Mr. EDGAR, for the correctness of
the Pedigrees; or sought more to attain that object, by a frequent
consultation of works of reference, in matters connected with The
flrf-in a constant intercourse with the Breeders and Trainers of
the Blood horse, in our community-and with those gentlemen of
wealth and leisure, among us, whose pride it is to improve the breed
of that noble animal to whom we owe so much enjoyment.
For errors of a Typographical nature, the Press is responsible;
and nothing has been wanting, on the part of the Author, to render
the work every way worthy of public acceptance.
WILLLAN T. PORTER.