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.

Farewell to the Horse: A Cultural History
Raulff, Ulrich

Farewell to the Horse: A Cultural History

2018. Raulff, Ulrich. Farewell to the Horse: A Cultural History. Liveright 2018. 448p, many ills. from various sources. New hardcover in d.j. ** A wide-ranging, erudite study of "the myriad ways in which the horse shaped art, culture, and civilization, and its recent disappearance from the human story." Surveys first the horse's role in the "long 19th century" (Napoleon to World War I) and then focuses on its long decline from daily life. Emphasizes Europe; also American material. Well translated from German. Not a quick read, but very original and thought-provoking. Highly recommended. (Item ID: 16462)


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