A Method of Breaking Horses, and Teaching Soldiers to Ride, Designed for the Use of the Army.
8vo. (12), 112 pp. With 2 folding engraved plates. Contemporary calf, spine gilt. Edges sprinkled red.
First edition of this innovative manual by a British cavalry officer who was a follower of the French school, and a personal friend of Bourgelat. Based on ten years' army experience, Henry Herbert, 10th earl of Pembroke and 7th earl of Montgomery (1734-94) wrote this handbook aiming to improve then-current standards of horsemanship by developing a totally practical method of gradual and patient training.
From the collection of Thomas Fremantle, 3rd Baron Cottesloe (1862-1956), commander of the Territorial Army and president of the Society for Army History Research. In good condition.
ESTC T117180. Huth 1761.