1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,375
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 900
The foure chiefest Offices belonging to Horsemanship: that is to say, the office of the breeder, of the rider, of the keeper, and of the ferrer. London: Humfrey Lownes, 1609. 4 parts, small 4°, each part with separate title within historiated woodcut border, woodcut illustrations, initials and tailpieces, with table of contents on verso of final leaf (first title soiled, heavy marginal soiling towards end, top and bottom margins a little cropped, affecting catchword or signature of a few leaves and lower border of title to pt. IV, Ee5-8 with two holes at margin, a few small wormholes in margin of final leaf), 19th-century calf (corners lightly rubbed).
Sixth edition of this substantial and wide-ranging work, first published in 1565-66. Huth p. 8; STC 3157.
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