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Markham, Gervase, 1568?-1637
Cauelarice, or The English horseman : contayning all the arte of horse-manship, as much as is necessary for any man to vnderstand, whether he be horse-breeder, horse-ryder, horse-hunter, horse-runner, horse-ambler, horse-farrier, horse-keeper, coachman, smith, or sadler. Together, with the discouery of the subtill trade or mistery of horse-coursers, & an explanatio[n] of the excellency of a horses vndersta[n]ding, or how to teach them to doe trickes like Bankes his curtall: and that horses may be made to drawe drie-foot like a hound. Secrets before vnpublished, & now carefully set down for the profit of this whole nation / by Geruase Markham.
Additional Title(s):

Cavelarice, or The English horseman


English horseman

London : Printed [by Edward Allde and W. Jaggard] for Edward White, and are to be solde at his shop neare the little north doore of Saint Paules Church at the signe of the Gun, 1607.
Physical Description:
[16], 88, [4], 212, 233-264, [4], 67, 58-72, [4], 54, [4], 56, [4], 64, [4], 11, 10-81, [5], 20, 25-40 p. : ill. (woodcuts) ; 19 cm. (4to)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF285.3 .M37 1607
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
In eight books, each with separate dated title page and pagination; register is continuous throughout. T.p. to book 2 has the same woodcut border as collective t.p.; t.p.s to books 3-6 have woodcut fleur de lys printer's device with motto "In Domino confido"; t.p.s to books 7-8 have woodcut vignettes only. T.p. to book 2 is on leaf N1r and reads "Cauelarice, or The arte and knowledge belonging to the horse-ryder; how horses are to be handled, ridden, or made perfit, eyther for seruice or pleasure. The second booke"; t.p. to book 3 is on leaf 2X1r and reads "Cauelarice or That part of arte wherein is contayned the choice, trayning, and dyeting of hunting horses, whether it be for pleasure or for wager. The third booke"; t.p. to book 4 is on leaf 3H4 and reads "Cauelarice or The tracconer, contayning the arte and secrets which belong to ambling horses, and how that pace is to be taught to any horse whatsoeuer. The fourth booke"; t.p. to book 5 is on leaf 3Q1r and reads: "Cauelarice or That parte of arte which containeth the office of the keeper groome of the stable, or coach-man, how horses shall be ordered both when they rest and when they iourney: with all things belonging to their places. The fift booke"; t.p. to book 6 is on leaf 3Z3r and reads "Cauelarice or The currier. Containing the art, knowledge, and dyet of the running horse, either in trayning vp, or in any great match or wager. The sixt booke"; t.p. to book 7 is on leaf A[paragraph]1r and reads " Cauelarice or That part of arte wherein is contayned the knowledge or office of the horse-farrier, with the signes and demonstrations of all manner of infirmities, and the most best approued cure for the same. The seauenth booke"; t.p. to book 8 is on leaf ²A1r and reads "Cauelarice or That part of horsemanship discouering the subtile trade of hors-corsers, together with an explanation of the excellency of a horses vnderstanding, and how to make him doe trickes lyke Bankes his curtall, and of drawing drye-foot, and other acts both naturall and vnnaturall. The eight booke".
Imprint from title page to book 2; printers' names from STC.
Imprint varies very slightly.
Title-pages of books 2-6 dated 1607; title pages of books 7-8 undated.
Entered 3 March [1607].
Signatures: [pointing finger paragraph]⁴ A-4H⁴ A[paragraph]-L[paragraph]⁴ ²A-²E⁴.
Title within ornamental woodcut border showing four breeds of horses.
Prob. issued w. STC 17837.5 -- STC.
Another issue (?) dated 1609 in Maggs cat. 792 (1950), n. 277, is now untraced.
Woodcut illustrations within text throughout.
Woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials; printed marginalia.
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 17334
English short title catalogue, S120787
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 18
Poynter, F.N.L. Bibliography of Gervase Markham 1568?-1637, no. 19.1
BAC: British Art Center copy has two additional extraneous plates. One is pasted to verso of second free end-paper and has ms caption "Banks and his curtall the horse of knowlege were both burnt by order of the Inquisition at Lisbon"; the other is a folded plate tipped in between second free end-paper and t.p.; this appears to be from an edition of Pluvinel's "Maneige royal" and is captioned " the celebrated horse cotilion performed before Louis 13th in France in 1613". Bound in full calf. Ms ownership inscription of William Hancocke on leaf 2B1v.
Subject Terms:
Dressage -- Early works to 1800.
Hancocke, William -- Autograph (BACRB)
Horsemanship -- Early works to 1800.
Horses -- Diseases -- Early works to 1800.
Horses -- Early works to 1800.
Horses -- Training -- Early works to 1800.
Veterinary medicine -- Early works to 1800.
White, Edward, active 1577-1612, publisher.
Allde, Edward, -1627, printer.
Jaggard, William, 1569-1623, printer.

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