Description:*The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily reduced by 10%...*The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily reduced by 10% until Sunday, August 24. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! (sale item)* 427 pp., Hardcover, front cover rubbed else very good.
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. bound in red cloth, xvii...Very good in very good dust jacket. bound in red cloth, xvii and 427 pages, 18 colored plates plus b/w illustrations, large quarto
Publisher: Tate Gallery / Yale Center for British Art,
Description:Hardcover. Thick quarto. xx + 428pp. Red cloth gilt-lettered on...Hardcover. Thick quarto. xx + 428pp. Red cloth gilt-lettered on spine. Color & b/w plates. Index. Bumps to top corners of boards & bottom edge of front board, otherwise a VG+ copy in VG+ dust jacket (dust jacket lightly rubbed).
Description:Good. Books on the Horse and Horsemanship, Riding, Hunting,...Good. Books on the Horse and Horsemanship, Riding, Hunting, Breeding, and Racing, 1400-1941 (Sport in art. This book is in Good condition. Buy with confidence. We ship from multiple location.
Publisher: The Tate Gallery, London, first edition, 1981
Description:hunting, steeplechasing, training, and veterinary medicine."...hunting, steeplechasing, training, and veterinary medicine." Cloth, gilt cover dvice, large 8vo, xvii, 427 pp, nearly 400 ills, including 33 0n 18 colour plates. 513 entries. A catalogue of the Paul Mellon Collection predominantly of British and American books, but including some early works in French, Italian and Latin, and a small number of periodicals. Includes full bibliographical descriptions with details of all illustrations. All pictorial title pages are reproduced, as are many other illustrations. From the Introduction: "This book is primarily a technical bibliography. It is in effect a physical history of English books on a luxury subject: the horse as an animal of noble recreation and delight. The focus is on the Thoroughbred horse, its antecedents, anatomy, physiology, breeding, training, and employment on the turf and in the field. On another level this catalogue is simply a record of the household library of a man who for many years has been riding and hunting, breeding horses and racing them. It is not a hoard of rarities. These books were acquired by Paul Mellon more for the ideas and images they contain than for their value to collectors." From the blurb: "The catalogue is devoted primarily to British publications, from The Book of Saint Albans to the books of Lionel Edwards. But, with historical propriety, the first entries are manuscripts from France and Italy. Following them is a manuscript in middle English of Twiti's Craft of Venery. Transcribed here in its entirety, it is the earliest extant text in English of England's oldest hunting treaisse. The catalogue finishes, true to the sporting book tradition of physical luxury, with the last publications of America's Derrydale Press In all there are 470 entries for books, chronologically arranged, followed by 43 entries for periodicals. The index analyzes the text and illnstrations in the catalogue from both equine and bibliographical perspectives. The mam subject headings there are anatomy and conformation, breeding, buying and judging, care and management, equitation, farriery, feeding, fox-hunting, hare-hunting, horse-racing, hounds, hunt equipment, hunting horses, huntsmen, hunt topography, jockeys, jumping, laws, pedigrees, polo, racehorses, stables and stable management, stag.
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