1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 500
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 800
[HENRY WILLIAM BUNBURY]
An Academy for Grown Horsemen ... by Geoffrey Gambado. London: for W. Dickinson, S. Hooper and Mess. Robinsons, 1787. 4°, engraved frontispiece portrait and 11 stipple-engraved plates by W. Dickinson after Bunbury (some browning), contemporary boards (rebacked). FIRST EDITION of Bunbury's second book to depict the hilarious antics of inept and reckless horsemen. One of several issues printed in 1787. Huth p. 52.
An Academy for Grown Horsemen ... by Geoffrey Gambado. Dublin: William Allen, 1788. 4°, hand-coloured engraved frontispiece portrait and 11 hand-coloured plates by W.P. Carey after Bunbury (title and portrait lightly stained), 19th-century calf-backed marbled boards (somewhat rubbed); and 2 other folio editions of the same work (London, 1788 and 1808). (4)
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