Annals of Horsemanship. Containing Accounts of Accidental Experiments, and Experimental Accidents, both successful and unsuccessful, communicated by various correspondents to Geoffrey Gambado .. Together with most instructive remarks thereon, and answers thereto, by that accomplished genius. Geoffrey GAMBADO, William Henry BUNBURY.
Annals of Horsemanship. Containing Accounts of Accidental Experiments, and Experimental Accidents, both successful and unsuccessful, communicated by various correspondents to Geoffrey Gambado .. Together with most instructive remarks thereon, and answers thereto, by that accomplished genius

Annals of Horsemanship. Containing Accounts of Accidental Experiments, and Experimental Accidents, both successful and unsuccessful, communicated by various correspondents to Geoffrey Gambado .. Together with most instructive remarks thereon, and answers thereto, by that accomplished genius

London, W. Dickinson, S. Hooper, J. Archer and R. White, 1791.

Small folio, xviii, 81, [1] (publisher's advertisements) pages plus 17 full-page engravings.

Early half calf and marbled papered boards; leather worn at the extremities, with the front hinge cracked (but still firm); plates foxed and offset, with some text leaves foxed; overall a very good copy.

The ownership signature 'Normanton' and an (earlier) armorial bookplate with the name scratched out are on the front pastedown. William Henry Bunbury (1750-1811), amateur artist and caricaturist; his designs 'must be admitted to be inferior in humour to Rowlandson's and in satire to Gillray's. Nevertheless, they are not without a good deal of grotesque drollery of the rough-and-ready kind in vogue' at the time (DNB).

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