1832. Item #16138
Segundo, Don Juan. A Treatise on the Suitable Bitting of Horses; With a description of a new system of bridle bits, invented by Don Juan Segundo. "Translated from the Original Spanish Manuscript." London: Edward Latchford 1832. viii, 40p, a few line ills. + 1 folding pl. showing several bits and chains (torn at crease). Fair hardcover (three-quarter leather). Upper pages dampstained. From the deaccessioned library of The Cavalry Club, London, with its bookplate and ink stamp. ** The author's system of bits consists of designs for 6 branches, 3 mouthpieces, and 6 curb chains, which can be combined to suit every type of horse's mouth. Chiefly riding bits, but with one page on the system's advantage for driving horses. With reviews and testimonials from European riding masters--Pellier, Franconi, d'Aure, Aubert, and more. Publisher Latchford was Bridle Bit Maker to His Majesty. Very scarce first edition (2 locations in WorldCat). 250.00[a].