1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 275
Estimate GBP 300 - GBP 500
The Gentleman's Compleat Jockey: with the Perfect Horseman and Experienc'd Farrier. London: Henry Nelme, 1697. 12° (lacks frontispiece, title thumb-soiled, some spotting, some margins cropped), marbled tree calf by Soulsby, gilt roll-tool border, spine gilt in compartments, gilt turn-ins and edges (upper joints rubbed, spine slightly chipped at head).
Third issue of this rare pocket book. ESTC records only 3 copies of the first issue, two of the second and three of the the third, though it was a work of enduring popularity which continued to appear in the eighteenth century. Sometimes wrongly attributed to Adolphus Speed. Wing S5.
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