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 Origin and Influence of the Thoroughbred Horse
Ridgeway, William

Ridgeway, William. The Origin and Influence of the Thoroughbred Horse. NY: Benjamin Blom 1972. Facsimile reprint (1st pub. 1905). xvi, 538p, 143 ills. Very good hardcover; no d.j., as issued. ** Despite the title, the book is not about the Thoroughbred racehorse but about the development of many breeds of horses and other equids, from prehistory through the late 18th century. The author, a professor of archaeology, draws upon the latest fossil evidence then available, the observations of natural historians, texts, works of art, etc. Emphasizes the ancient world, north Africa, and Europe. (Wells 6297 cites the first ed.). (Item ID: 16288)


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