The Book of the Horse 1893


Straight from the horse’s mouth – a slow trot through everything you need to know about horses – a veritable crop of information. This revised edition came out in 1893 all 680 pages of it.  As far as we can tell it has got the lot….. how to get on, how to get off, bog spavins, martingales, breaking in, breaking out, teeth, bearing reins, - you name it, it’s here. And well illustrated with engravings and lithographs (all black and white).

The joy of this volume is that it is not in its first youth – and while the pages are all there, not torn or anything and the binding is also still there and the pages are still attached… it is the sort of book you could give to a horse-mad teenager without having to worry too much about it ending up under the bed with the riding boot, dandy brush and pile of fluff (that is the polite version).

This book can retail for over £700 – however we are offering this volume at a docked price in respect of the fact that we don’t want it and it is a bit knackered. And the fact that one previous owner has stuck useful newspaper cuttings in it, simply adds to its usefulness and charm.

London, Cassell & Co 1893

Contemporary red buckram binding over boards.

2 hands by just over 2½ hands high.


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