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Illustrated Book of the Horse
Second Edition
Originally Published in 1875
by S. Sidney
Illustrated Book of the Horse
This Second Edition of Illustrated Book of the Horse, first published in 1875 and written by S. Sidney, the manager of the British Agriculture Hall Horse Show, is a lavishly illustrated book of horses: thorough-bred, half-bred, cart-bred, saddle and harness, British and foreign. It contains hints on horsemanship, the management of the stable, as well as information on "breeding, breaking and training for the road, the park and the field."

At over 600 pages, it is a wonderful and charming guide to historical knowledge of the horse as of the late nineteenth century. The first chapters contain a history and description of the various breeds of British and Foreign Horses. The succeeding chapters include the following subjects: Horses of Various Breeds – Information for the Purchase of English Horses, i.e., Ponies, Cobs, Hacks, Harness Steppers – Horsemanship for Children and Adults – Saddles and Bridles – Hints for Amazons – The Art of Driving, Including Four-in-hand and Road Coach Expenses – Hunting, In One Hundred Pages, with every Detail, Historical, Biographical, Poetical, Pictorial – Estimate of Expenses of a Carriage and Horses – Stables, Coach-houses, Fodder – Modern Carriages Described – Breeding, Breaking, Training – Shoes and Shoeing – Veterinary Information.

Illustrated Book of the Horse will delight any horse owner or horse lover. The exceptional illustrations and historical context make this book a wonderful gift and reference guide.

Illustrated Book of the Horse
616 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, extensive illustrations....$10.00

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