An Academy for Grown Horsemen [presentation to Harriet Wadsworth]

Gambado, Geoffrey, pseud. [Henry William Bunbury]. An Academy for Grown Horsemen. Westport, CT: Richard W. Ellis (The Georgian Press) 1930. Ca. 64p, 12 color pls. (reproductions of the Thomas Rowlandson illustrations in the London 1809 edition). Very good hardcover (no d.j. or slipcase, if issued). One of 235 copies. An appealing association copy, with a long inscription from Ellis to Harriet [Wadsworth, of the Genesee Wadsworths]. ** A fine-press reprint of this classic of equestrian humor "containing the completest instructions for walking, trotting, cantering, galloping, stumbling & tumbling." Equestrian mishaps and accidents are much the same today, and a close reading also reveals a good deal about British horsemanship of ca. 1800. (This edition not in Wells). Item #12923

Price: $150.00

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