Publication Date: 2023
Book Print on Demand
LeatherBound. Condition: New. LeatherBound edition. Condition: New. Reprinted from 1788 edition. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden leaf printing on spine. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this print on demand book is reprinted from a very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. Sewing binding for longer life, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of binding. Pages: 34 Pembroke, Henry Herbert, 10th Earl of, 1734-1794.
Published by Salisbury: E. Easton & London; J. Dodsley & J. Wilkie, 1778., 1778
Seller: Hünersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB, London, United Kingdom
Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. The most complete edition of this innovative manual by a British cavalry officer who was a follower of the French school, and a personal friend of Bourgelat. Based on ten years' army experience, Herbert (1734-94) wrote this handbook aiming to improve current standards of horsemanship by developing a totally practical method of gradual and patient training. It contains a few general rules absolutely necessary for cavalry discipline. His precepts for shoeing are especially praised by Mennessier, who discusses them in detail. Horses are taught to jump and swim, and to obey oral commands in case reins are not available. The book had immediate success, and Herbert's ideas were adopted by the British cavalry. Third edition, with the text revised by the author, containing the additional chapter on the trot. This edition is especially attractive for being illustrated with a total of 17 plates (the first edition (1761) contained 2 plates only, the second edition (1762) had 3 plates). The text was translated into French by Bergeret de Frouville, and the chapter on the trot was plagiarized in the English translation of Bourgelat's Le Nouveau Newcastle. Blank top corners of first leaves with light traces of waterstaining, a few traces of usage, otherwise a good copy with early ownership signature of Thomas D. Broad, 2 Henrietta Street, Bath, who has added a neat manuscript index of the plates on the otherwise blank page facing first page of text. Lewine 406; Mennessier de la Lance I,111; Wells 5695.