Academy for Grown Horsemen, An: ROWLANDSON, Thomas; BUNBURY, Henry; GAMBADO, Geoffrey Academy for Grown Horsemen, An: ROWLANDSON, Thomas; BUNBURY, Henry; GAMBADO, Geoffrey Academy for Grown Horsemen, An: ROWLANDSON, Thomas; BUNBURY, Henry; GAMBADO, Geoffrey Academy for Grown Horsemen, An: ROWLANDSON, Thomas; BUNBURY, Henry; GAMBADO, Geoffrey

Academy for Grown Horsemen, An

ROWLANDSON, Thomas; BUNBURY, Henry; GAMBADO, Geoffrey

Published by London: Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, 1808, 1808
Art / Print / Poster
From David Brass Rare Books, Inc. (Calabasas, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since February 1, 2007

Quantity Available: 1

About this Item

With Twenty-Nine Hand Colored Etched Plates by Thomas RowlandsonROWLANDSON, Thomas, illustrator. [BUNBURY, Henry]. GAMBADO, Geoffrey. An Academy for Grown Horsemen Containing the completest instructions for Walking, Trotting, Canering, Galloping, Stumbling, and Tumbling. [and] The Annals of Horsemanship: Containing Accounts of Accidental Experiments and Experimental Accidents, both successful and unsuccessful; Communicated by various Correspondents to the author? London: Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, 1808. First edition, first issue with the Hand-Colored Rowlandson plates. Small octavo (6 5/8 x 4 inches; 169 x 102 mm.). [iv], xvi, 28; xvi, 69, [1, directions to the binder], [2, advertisements], pp. Twenty-nine hand colored etched plated by Thomas Rowlandson, including two frontispieces.Bound ca. 1900 by Rivière & Son (stamp-signed on front turn-in) in full polished tan calf, covers with double gilt rules, spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in compartments, two green morocco gilt lettering labels, gilt board edges and turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, dark blue coated end-papers. Expertly and almost invisibly rebacked with the original spine laid-down. A near fine copy, the plates bright and fresh.According to ABPC it would appear that the last copy of this book to appear at auction was at Swann Galleries, NY, in 1979."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" in The Academy, unsigned (all other signed Bunbury), bears an uncanny resemblance to Grose: a "stocky, corpulent figure which Grose himself caricatured (DNB)," perhaps here. Bookseller Inventory # 03284

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Academy for Grown Horsemen, An

Publisher: London: Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe, 1808

Publication Date: 1808

Store Description

WHAT IS DAVID BRASS RARE BOOKS? David Brass Rare Books, Inc. specializes in buying and selling only the finest examples of English, American and European Literature, Children's Books, Color-Plate Books, Illustrated Books, Early Printed Books, Private Press Books, Fine Bindings, Original Artwork, Manuscripts, High Spot Modern First Editions, Rare Books and High Spots. HOW WE WORK We fully catalogue and photograph all of our items. We realize that every book has its own unique characteristics, so our catalogue descriptions give you a clear and precise explanation of condition, style, history, etc. Our photographs are of the highest digital quality, and will give you the clearest idea of what out items actually look like. We believe that this detailed information will provide a greater sense of confidence to the discerning collector who is considering a purchase. CONSIGNMENTS Consignments are welcome. If you want to use our name and contacts to find a home for your rare pieces, ask us about our terms. We offer full security and insurance while we house your item.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you are
dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't
arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your
mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and
we'll respond within 2 business days.


Shipping Terms:

DELIVERY

We will ship worldwide by FedEx, UPS and US Post. Please ask for details of insurance and freight.

PRICING

All prices are in US dollars. For our overseas customers please email us for a conversion into your currency if needed. Shipping and Insurance will be charged at cost. Payment by MasterCard, Visa, or American Express credit card is acceptable. Checks require ten days to clear.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash Invoice Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer