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Astley's System of Equestrian Education [5th ed.]
Astley, Philip

Astley, Philip. Astley's System of Equestrian Education: Exhibiting the Beauties and Defects of the Horse; [etc.]. London: T. Burton, n.d. [1802?]. 5th ed. (1st pub. 1801). xvi, 197p + 9 engraved pls. showing airs above the ground, work between the pillars, and long-reining. Half leather, marbled bds. (shelf rubbed). Silhouette portrait frontispiece of Astley detached; part of its top margin torn away, with loss to frame only. Some staining and foxing throughout, including frontispiece and title page. Pp. 77-88 contain some sidesaddle advice. The last page reads "end of the first volume," but no more volumes were published. From the library of A. Forbes Sieveking, writer on garden histories and other subjects. ** In its emphasis on a Continental seat, high school movements, and slow progressive training, this was an extraordinary horsemanship manual for its time and place. Astley was the well-known riding master and circus proprietor, whose amphitheatre is mentioned in Jane Austen's novel Emma. (Wells 368). (Item ID: 12806)


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