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Academy For Grown Horsemen, An

BUNBURY, Henry]; GAMBADO, Geoffrey

Published by London: Printed for W. Dickinson, S. Hooper, and Mess. Robinsons, 1787, 1787
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How Not To Ride a Horse[BUNBURY, Henry]. GAMBADO, Geoffrey. An Academy For Grown Horsemen. Containing the Completest Instructions for Walking, Trotting, Cantering, Galloping, Stumbling, and Tumbling. Illustrated with Copper Plates, and Adorned with a Portrait of the Author. London: Printed for W. Dickinson, S. Hooper, and Mess. Robinsons, 1787. First edition. Folio (12 3/4 x 9 in; 320 x 228 mm). xx, 38 pp. Twelve hand-colored stipple-engraved plates. Bound in contemporary quarter red straight-grained morocco over marbled boards.Gambano's droll classic on horsemanship featuring Bunbury's humorous caricatures. The plates typically in sepia only, here hand-colored. A "singulier ouvrage" (Brunet). "Gambado is said to have been Francis Grose, compiler of A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue" (Riely, John C. Horace Walpole and 'the Second Hogarth', in Eighteenth Century Studies, Vol. 9, No. 1, Autumn, 1975). In addition to his works on antiquities, satiric essays, and volumes on non-standard words and meanings, Francis Grose (1731-1791) wrote Rules for Drawing Caricaturas: with an Essay on Comic Painting (1788); "though only an indifferent draughtsman, he mixed with professional and amateur artists, and exhibited at the Society of Artists in 1767-8 and at the Royal Academy in the nine years following" (Oxford Online DNB) - the frontispiece portrait of "Gambado," unsigned (all other signed Bunbury), bears an uncanny resemblance to Grose: a "stocky, corpulent figure which Grose himself caricatured (DNB)," perhaps here. The author of the text, however, was likely Bunbury, not Grose.The Plates:Portrait of Gambado (unsigned. By Francis Grose?)The Mistaken NotionA Bit of BloodOne Way to Stop Your HorseHow to Ride Genteel and Agreeable Down HillHow to Lose Your WayHow to Turn Any Horse, Mare, or GeldingHow to Stop Your Horse at PleasureHow to be Run Away WithHow to Pass a CarriageHow to Ride a Horse on Three LegsHow to Ride Up Hyde ParkHuth 52. Graesse III,22. Lowndes 860. Podeschi 90. Lewine 204. Allibone, vol I, p.282. Brunet II, 1474. Bookseller Inventory # 02548

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Title: Academy For Grown Horsemen, An

Publisher: London: Printed for W. Dickinson, S. Hooper, and Mess. Robinsons, 1787

Publication Date: 1787

Edition: 1st Edition

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