Facsimile Reproduction of the Edition of 1743
By William Canvenish, Duke of Newcastle, Introduction by William Steinkraus
One of the most beautiful books on horses ever published, illustrated with 42 seventeenth-century engravings. Newcastle’s emphasis on systematic and human training has exerted a far-reaching influence on the art of riding.
William Cavendish (1592 – 1676) was an English polymath and aristocrat, having been a poet, equestrian, playwright, swordsman, politician, architect, diplomat and soldier. Born into the very wealthy Cavendish family at Handsworth in the county of Yorkshire.
Softcover, many beautiful illustrations.