We're delighted to announce that we'll be taking part in the Attingham Trust Study Programme, "The Horse and the Country House," in England in September. We have in stock some of the books on the program's suggested reading list. A selection of them, plus others that may be of interest, are included in "Featured Books" at the bottom of this page. Quantities are very limited. For other titles related to the program's theme, search by the keyword Attingham, or go to "Browse Horses" and then look through the topics Art, Driving (especially other World on Wheels volumes), Farming, Horses in Society & History, and Hunting. We're happy to ship postpaid to Attingham participants within the United States.

A Newly Invented Travelling Carriage [lithograph]
Ravenscroft, Edward [printer]

Anonymous. A Newly Invented Travelling Carriage. [London]: Edwd. Ravenscroft, printer, n.d. [mid-19th century]. One lithographed sheet, overall 11 x 11 1/4 inches, image 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches. Handling wear, but no tears. ** This appealing lithograph shows a sturdy little house--complete with curtained sash windows, paneled door, and door knocker--atop a carriage underbody. The caption describes in detail its 20-x-9-foot drawing-and-sleeping room, heated and fully furnished "in the most recherche style." There was also a 5-x-9-foot anteroom, but the phrase boasting a water closet has been inked out. On January 26 a party of 13 dined in the car and "travelled 20 miles at the rate of 6 miles an hour," no doubt enjoying the view from the 9 windows. The whole was drawn by just two horses, with no doubt less enjoyment. Edward James Ravenscroft flourished 1854-1884. A very unusual depiction of an early mobile home, and a great conversation piece. (Item ID: 10775)


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