1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 3,500
The Art of Horsemanship altered and abbreviated, according to the principles of the late Sir Sidney Medows. London: for the Author by W. Bulmer and Co., 1806. 4°, silhouette frontispiece and 15 engraved plates, one folding, illustrations (plate VII heavily stained, occasional light spotting and staining), contemporary niger morocco tooled in gilt and blind (joints and extremities rubbed, a few scuff marks, corners bumped). FIRST EDITION. Huth p.75; Mellon/Podeschi 84.
ALLEN, John. Principles of Modern Riding, for Gentlemen. London: T. Tegg, 1825. 8°, 32 engraved plates by Davenport after Howard (plates offset onto facing pages of text), original boards with printed label on spine, uncut (rubbed, tear in head of spine).
With 39 others on the horse, most early 19th century, including W. Tyndale'a A Treatise on on Military Equitation, 1797, 8°; and Gilbert Ironside's Dissertation on Horses, 1800, 8°. (41)
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