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. tips and spine ends sharp. Limited to 1450 copies. No names, tears or soil, inner hinges fine. Original un-clipped dj in new mylar has a .75" chip at head of spine, a .75" closed tear at foot of frt and rear panels and two .50" closed tears at head of frt panel. Super light handling soil on plain ecru paper rear dj panel, but still displays beautifully and has kept this book in fine form. 241 pp 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 leaves. More than suitable for gift-giving for the student of dressage or anyone interested in history or classical horsemanship. A very rare and much sought offering 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: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

Seller Id: 46312