An Academy For Grown Horsemen: Containing The Completest Instructions


Hand-Colored illustrations; Full Title: An Academy For Grown Horsemen: Containing The Completest Instructions .... And Also...annals Of Horsemanship: Containing Accounts Of Accidental Experiments And Experimental Accidents Both Successful and Unsuccessful: Communicated by Various Correspondents. Two Volumes in One - with both titles illustrated by Henry Bunbury. This copy is bound in full morocco leather bound by Root & Son with gilt rules to covers and embossed decorations to the spine (The spine gilding has rubbed noticeably. ) Front cover detatched. Marbled endpapers with gilt edgings. The text block is solid and in very nice clean, bright condition. AEG (All Edges Gilt) . The first book is illustrated with 17 hand-colored copper plate engravings by W. Dickinson after Bunbury. The second book, which is bound directly after the first has 11 hand-colored copperplate engravings by W. Dickinson after Bunbury. "BUNBURY, HENRY WILLIAM (17501811) , amateur artist and caricaturist, was born in 1750, being the second son of the Rev. Sir William Bunbury, bart. , of Mildenhall in Suffolk. The Bunburys were an old Norman family who are mentioned in Stephen's time as established at Bunbury in Cheshire. Young Bunbury was educated at Westminster School, and afterwards at St. Catharine's Hall, Cambridge. Both at school and college he seems to have acquired an early reputation as a humorous draughtsman, going so far at Westminster as to etch A Boy riding upon a Pig, a copy of which is to be found in the British Museum Print Room; and at Cambridge accumulating a fair gallery of ungainly dons and awkward undergraduates. He drew chiefly in pencil, or black and red chalk; but, although he seems to have used the needle, he was never successful as an etcher, and his designs were generally reproduced by engravers, mostly in stipple or dot. ..." the volume of equestrian misadventures called An Academy for Grown Horsemen, by Geoffrey Gambado, 1st edition 1787, 2nd edition 1788. To 1788 (26 June) also belongs The Country Club, another of his designs much sought after by collectors. All these latter were engraved by W. Dickinson, who, like Bretherton, published many of Bunbury's productions. In 1791 appeared the Annals of Horsemanship, a kind of sequel to the Academy for Grown Horsemen. "

Title: An Academy For Grown Horsemen: Containing The Completest Instructions

Author Name: Gambado, Geoffrey (Pseudonym Of Henry Bunbury) (Esquire) (Riding Master, Master Of The Horse, and Grand Equerry To The Doge Of Venice)

Illustrator: Illustrated by Henry Bunbury

Categories: Illustrated editions,

Publisher: London, Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly: 1812

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: A36303

Keywords: Illustrated Editions Geoffrey Gambado Henry Bunbury Caricaturist Humor Horses Horsemanship Social Issues Illustrated editions,