A General System of Horsemanship Facsimile of the London Edition of 1743 Limited Edition

First Limited edition hardcover in brown cloth boards with gilt spine title. Cloth looks like leather, = faux leather or leatherette. Book tips and spine ends are sharp, book has a pair of 2" scratches and a ding at foot of frt cover, and a 2.5" x 4" partial paper pull to foot of inside cover on spicy mustard colored paper. Not an eyesore, barely noticeable and half of it is covered by the frt dj flap. Book is limited to 1450 copies. No names or tears or soil inside, and the inner hinges are fine. Unclipped dj in new mylar is a professional reproduction that displays beautifully and has kept this book in fine form. Text is fresh and bright. Massive tome requires extra postage, it is approx 1.25" x 13" x 9.75". 181 pp of text, 42 b/w full page engravings followed by an exhaustive 18 pg dictionary & index = 241 pp. More than suitable for gift-giving for the student of dressage or anyone interested in history. A very rare and much sought facsimile which will be cherished by bibliophiles for the excellence of its typography and the quality of its illustrations, and is also a significant landmark in the development of equestrian technique. The book dates from Newcastle's exile in Europe with Charles II during the Cromwellian rebellion. It was first published in 1658 in a French translation, and illustrated with forty-two engravings of horses that also accompanied this English language edition almost a century later. Both of the illustrated editions have been virtually unobtainable prior to the publication of this volume. Although some of Newcastle's methods may appear archaic today, his emphasis on systematic and humane training was revolutionary for its era, and his teaching generally has exerted a lasting and far-reaching influence on the whole art of riding.

Title: A General System of Horsemanship Facsimile of the London Edition of 1743 Limited Edition

Author Name: Cavendish, William Duke of Newcastle; Foreword By W.C. Steinkraus, Technical Commentary By E. Schmit-Jensen

Illustrator: Engravings


Edition: First Limited Edition

Publisher: NY, Winchester Press: 1970

ISBN Number: 0876910223

ISBN Number 13: 9780876910221

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

Seller Id: 45828