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The Equestrian: A Handbook of Horsemanship [1840]
M******, Capt

The Equestrian: A Handbook of Horsemanship [1840]

M******, Capt. The Equestrian: A Handbook of Horsemanship; containing plain practical rules for riding, driving, and the management of horses. London: Darton and Clark, n.d. [1840]. xi, 114p, 1 line ill. + 10 lithographed pls. by Frank Howard. Very good small hardcover, gilt stamped. Scattered light foxing and stains. ** Self-teaching equestrian guides multiplied in the following decades, but this book was one of the first of its kind. The author aimed to make his instruction "so concise and comprehensive...that all who read and ride may acquire, from an hour's reading, a clear view of the best principles of the equestrian art." Includes driving and ladies' sidesaddle riding. In 1842 a second edition was published under the title The Handbook of Horsemanship. Scarce; 5 copies in WorldCat. (Wells 2230) Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate. (Item ID: 15868)


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