THE COMPLEAT JOCKEY:. Gervase Markham.
THE COMPLEAT JOCKEY:

THE COMPLEAT JOCKEY:

Or The most exact Rules and Methods to be observ'd in Training up of Race-Horses: Shewing how to prepare them for any Heats or Courses; with the manner of their Keepings, Instructions for their Dressing and Looking to, their Scourings, Diets, Matches and Racings.... To which is added, The most Experienced way for Buying Horses; and Instructions to avoid being Cheated upon the like occasion; with a Relation of the Cheats and Tricks the Jockeys and Horse-Coursers put on the unexpert Buyers. Attributed to Gervase Markham, Gentleman. Pp. 96(last colophon, verso blank), text decoration; qr. leather, spine lettered in gilt, marbled papered boards, upper board decorated in black; deckle edges, partly unopened; within matching papered slipcase, lightly foxed, top edge cracked; free endpapers offset, a little light foxing; The Woodstock Press, London, 1933. First separate edition, limited to 500 numbered copies (480 for sale). *Gervase Markham (c. 1568-1637) wrote numerous books on various topics, including country and sporting pursuits. He is said to have imported the first Arabian horse to England. Item #151943

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