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Illustrated Lectures on Horsemanship as Delivered at Dickel [etc.]
Gillmann, Ernst Carl von

Gillmann, Ernst Carl von. Illustrated Lectures on Horsemanship as Delivered at the Dickel Riding Academy Season 1895. NY: W.H.B. Creagh, n.d. [1895]. 106 + [8]p of ads, many line ills. by F. Lund and L. Renault (often based on other published sources) + frontispiece portrait of the author. Very good hardcover (some cover wear): original blue cloth, stamped in gilt. One mended tear in an advertising page margin. ** The scarce original edition. Dickel's on West 56th Street was the oldest and largest riding school in New York City. No doubt this manual, which treats the history of the horse, anatomy, riding, and training (based on Baucher) was sold there to its fashionable clientele (price $2.00). In the chapter on "Woman's Riding" the author advocates astride riding, a question on which he polled 500 New York physicians. Proud of his calling, Gillmann (son and grandson of German cavalry officers) closes with a description of the study, knowledge, and work needed to be a good riding master. "The hours of duty are long and the work sometimes laborious and not without dangers." With many ads for horse-related businesses at the end. (Wells 2863). (Item ID: 10724)


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