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    Sale 5310

    The Sporting Sale

    1 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 55


    Price Realised  



    The Compleat Horseman: or, The Art of Riding made Easy. London: for F. Newbery, and sold at Hughes's Riding-School, [1772]. 12°, 61, [11]p., engraved frontispiece of "Mrs. Hughes. Mr Hughes", one engraved plate of "The Manage or Riding House", and 5 leaves of woodcut illustrations at end printed on rectos only (title dust-soiled, heavy stain to lower corner of many leaves, last leaf with large hole in blank area), contemporary sheep (worn). One of two issues published by F. Newbery in the same year; ESTC locates 6 copies of each. The author is described as "professor of horsemanship, at his riding-school, near Black-friars Bridge", and the nine charming woodcuts show the "many attitudes by which Mr. Hughes and his assistants prove prove their amazing dexterity in horsemanship". Huth p. 46; Roscoe A245.

    JACKSON, J.L. The Art of Riding: or, Horsemanship made Easy. London: A. Cooke, 1765. 12°, engraved frontispiece of "The Manage or Riding House' (lower margins cropped causing loss to bottom line of preface leaf and to subsequent catchletters and catchwords). 6 copies recorded. Huth p. 41. [Bound with:]

    THOMPSON, Charles. Rules for Bad Horsemen ... third edition. London: J. Robson, 1765. 12° (B5-6 slightly stained).

    2 works in one volume, contemporary red morocco, sides with gilt saw-tooth border enclosing owner's name, "Tho,s Malie M.D." in blind, gilt-panelled floral spine, marbled endpapers, yellow edges. Provenance: Thomas Malie (binding) -- Sir Robert Shafto Adair (bookplate). (2)

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