An Academy for Grown Horsemen [1 of 235; presentation to Harriet Wadsworth]. Geoffrey Gambado, pseud, Henry William Bunbury.

An Academy for Grown Horsemen [1 of 235; presentation to Harriet Wadsworth]

Westport, CT: Richard W. Ellis (The Georgian Press), 1930. Rowlandson, Thomas. Later printing. Hardcover. Ca. 64p, 12 color pls. (reproductions of the Thomas Rowlandson illustrations in the London 1809 edition). No jacket or slipcase, if issued. An appealing association copy, with a long inscription from Ellis to Harriet [Wadsworth, of the Genesee Wadsworths], 1935. Good (spine frayed; internally very good). Item #12923

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. (See Monica Mattfeld's recent book Becoming Centaur on this and other mock manuals of horsemaship.) (This edition not in Wells).

Price: $95.00

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