The Art of Taming Horses, by J. S. Rarey.

RAREY J. S. (1858)


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A New Edition, revised, with important additions and illustrations, including chapters on riding and hunting, for the invalid and timid. By the Secretary of the first subscription of five thousand guineas, author of 'Gallops and Gossips, and hunting correspondent of the 'Illustrated London News.'


8vo. vi, [ii], 233, [1 (blank)], [14 (advertisements)] pp. Engraved frontispiece of a zebra "strapped-up" for taming (creased), 7 other plates, and outline vignettes in the text. Original green cloth boards, red cloth spine, blocked in blind and lettered in gilt (some wear to the upper joint, minor stain on the front cover).


London: George Routledge & Co., 

A greatly expanded edition of and commentary on J. S. Rarey's The Modern Art of Taming Horses (Columbus, Ohio: 1856). His method consisted of hobbling one of the horse's fore-legs and then exhausting it. Its advantages over other systems are examined.


Provenance: Ink presentation inscription on the front flyleaf "E W. Chapman from his friend John T. Backer September 1858". Ink signature below: "E. W. Bagnall".

Stock Code: 251445

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