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.

The Harness Maker's Guide
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The Harness Maker's Guide

1900. No named author. The Harness Maker's Guide: Containing the Lengths for Cutting and Making Harness, Bridle Work, Straps, &c. Shewing the Cost of Manufacture. Walsall, England, 1900. 57p, several line ills. + several pages of ads. Poor paperbound, but the main contents are clean and complete. Lacks front wrapper; back wrapper and last page detached; outer pages torn (with a little loss of content). Ca. 5 x 7 inches. The photo shows the title page and back cover. Scarce in any condition. ** The first (and only?) edition of this guide for sizing leather horse goods. Contains specifications for harness for dozens of vehicles and uses: cart (Scotch, London, etc.), mowing machine, fire engine, gig (pony and cob), pit pony, funeral carriage, American buggy, donkey, bridles, reins, and more, with charts for estimating prices. Also receipes for care of harness: cleaning, polishing, blacking, etc. At the time, Walsall was the saddlery and harness capital of the world, and it still boasts many fine saddle manufacturers and an excellent leather museum. Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate. (Item ID: 15899)


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