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Improved Art of Riding, The

The Albert M. Cohn - William Hartmann Woodin Copy [CRUIKSHANK, George, illustrator]. LLOYD (G.) & SYMES (R.). The Improved Art of Riding, Exemplified in the Following Rules, To mount a Horse with Ease and Dexterity, and to Sit Him with Grace and Dignity, To Manage the Bridle, whether snaffle or curb; the use of the Whip and Spur, Service of the Leg in the manage of a Horse, To cure a Horse of his Starting or Stumbling, To manage a restive or vicious Horse; And the best methods of Breaking a Colt. Alos, the rules observed and taught in a Menage, or Riding-House; The whole treated in a plain and perspicuous Manner. London, J. Bailey, [1815?]. First edition variant issue (no priority determined). Small octavo (7 3/8 x 4 1/2 inches; 188 x 115 mm.). Engraved folding frontispiece, [2], 3-32 pp. Publishers brown paper stitched wrappers printed in black. Rear wrapper with advertisements printed in black. Housed in a brown card wrapper with the bookplates of Albert M. Cohn. Extremities a little worn, some light dust soiling. Still a very good copy with impeccable provenance. "Folding folded frontispiece in six sections attributed to G. Cruikshank." (Cohn, p. 146). Cohn observes that this book is found with two different addresses for the publisher, but without giving priority to one or the other. This example has "188, Fleet Street" the alternative one has "65 Gray's Inn Lane." Provenance: Albert M. Cohn; William Hartmann Woodin; Adrian Flühmann. Cohn 495 (this copy).