2004. Item #12915
Worsley, Giles. The British Stable. Yale University Press for Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art 2004. 307p, ca. 275 ills. (plans, elevations, old and new photos, etc.), many in color. Very good hardcover in very good d.j. (except for short closed tear to top left corner plus a little crinkled there). Neat gift ink inscription. on front endpaper. ** This sumptuous book is the definitive architectural history of British stables and their function in the history of British horsemanship and equestrian sport. Covers the medieval traces of horse housing down through the classical riding halls and the grand Victorian country-house establishments; includes urban, commercial, industrial, military, and racing stables. There's a wealth of information here in this remarkable feat of research. Heavy; shipping/handling may be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.