Blundeville, Thomas, active 1561, The fower chiefest offices belonging to horsemanshippe , [1570?]
- The fower chiefest offices belonging to horsemanshippe : that is to say, the office of the breeder, of the rider, of the keeper, and of the ferrer. In the first parte wherof is declared the order of breeding of horses. In the seconde howe to breake them, and to make them horses of seruice. Conteyninge the whole art of ryding latelye set foorth, and nowe newelye corrected and amended of manye faultes escaped in the fyrst printing, as well touchyng the byttes as otherwyse. Thirdely, howe to dyet them, aswell when they reste as when they traueyle by the way. Fourthly, to what diseases they be subiecte togither with the causes of such diseases, the sygnes howe to knowe them, and finally howe to cure the same. which bookes are not onely painefully collected out of a number of aucthours, but also orderly dysposed and applyed to the vse of thys oure countrey / By Tho. Blundeuill of Newton Flotman in Norff.
- Alternate Title(s):
- Arte of riding
Order of dyeting of horses
Order of curing horses diseases
- Imprinted at London : by VVillyam Seres dwellyng at the West ende of Paules church, at the sygne of the Hedgehogge, [1570?]
- Physical Description:
- , 23, , 24-25, , 58, , 24, , 93,  leaves : ill. ; 19 cm. (4to)
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsSF285.3 .B58 1570Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Information
- In four parts. Part 2, an abridgement and adaptation of "Ordini de cavalcare" by Federico Grisone, was previously published as STC 3158.
Colophon on leaf 2I6r reads: Imprinted at London, by Wylliam Seres .. and are to be solde at his shoppe.
Publication date estimated by STC.
Signatures: A-M⁸ *M*² N-O⁸ P⁶ Q-Y⁸ 2A-2H⁸ 2I⁶.
"The arte of riding: newlye corrected and amended of manye faultes escaped in the first printing: as well touching the matter, as the bittes: whereof manye were euill drawen, and as euill cut but nowe made perfect through the diligence of the first aucthour. Thomas Blundeuill of Newton Flotman in Norffocke", "The order of dyeting of horses, aswell when they rest, as when they traueyle, wherein is contayned not onely the keepers office, but also many preceptes necessarye to be knowne of the ferrer or horselech: lately set forth , by Thomas Blundeuill, of Newton Floteman in Norffolke", and "The order of curing horses diseases, togither with the causes of such diseases, the signes how to know them, and finally howe to cure the same. With the true art of paring & shooing all maner of hooues, togither with the shapes and figures of diuers shooes, verye necessarye for diuers hooues: lately set forth by Thomas Blundeuil, of Newton Flotman in Norffolke" each have separate title pages on leaves D5r, Q1r and T4r respectively, and begin new foliation; register is continuous.
All t.p.s enclosed in a decorative woodcut rule-border.
Printed chiefly in black letter type.
Numerous woodcut illustrations, chiefly of bits and horseshoes, within text throughout.
Woodcut initials and tail-pieces throughout.
Dedicated to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.
STC (2nd ed.), 3153
Podeschi, J.B. Horse and horsemanship, 8
Luborsky & Ingram. Guide to English illustrated books, 1536-1603, 3153
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in gilt- and blind tooled late 16th/early 17th century Oxford calf; rebacked. Armorial bookplate of Crabbet Park Library with motto "Respiciendo prospiciendo" on inside of upper board. Autographs of Thomas Bulkeley, Ann Hill and George Hopkins on leaf 2I6v.
- Subject Terms:
- Bits (Bridles) -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.Bulkeley, Thomas -- Autograph (BACRB)Crabbet Park Library -- Bookplate (BACRB)Hill, Ann -- Autograph (BACRB)Hopkins, George -- Autograph (BACRB)Horsemanship -- Early works to 1800.Horses -- Diseases -- Early works to 1800.Horses -- Early works to 1800.Horses -- Training -- Early works to 1800.Horseshoes -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.Veterinary medicine -- Early works to 1800.Woodcut -- Specimens -- 1570.
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