Item #30682 Graceful Riding; A Pocket Manual for Equestrians. C. Waite, amuel.
Graceful Riding; A Pocket Manual for Equestrians

Graceful Riding; A Pocket Manual for Equestrians

London: Robert Hardwicke, 1859. First (only) edition. Hardcover (original gilt-stamped green cloth). 70p + several line ills on 3 lithographed plates plus pictorial title page (lightly dampstained at bottom). Very good. Item #30682

“Abridged and revised from ‘Waite’s Equestrian Manual’ [1850].” On the “character and management of the horse,” handling the reins, the various paces and leaping, “Advice to Ladies” (13 pages), and “Remarks on Saddlery.” For safety in ladies' riding he advocates shorter skirts and removal of the off sidesaddle pommel. With 2 pages of testimonials and 2 pages promoting “Old Paddy Jones’s Ointment,” for which Waite was apparently a sales agent. (Wells 8069) Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.

Price: $150.00

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