1888. Item #7483
Codman, John. Winter Sketches from the Saddle: By a Septuagenarian. NY: Putnam 1888. 205p + 1 wood-engraved pl. Very good bright hardcover (one preliminary blank removed, else near fine). ** "I have a favorite medical system, which I shall style Equestrianopathy." The author describes several pleasant long-distance rides along the Hudson River Valley and into Connecticut, with his mare Fanny. He reflects on the sights, the area's history, and his own life. Dedicated to George Bancroft, "the octogenarian equestrian." (Not in Wells) Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate.