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Markham, Gervase, 1568?-1637

How to chuse, ride, traine, and diet, both hunting-horses and running horses : vvith all the secrets thereto belonging discouered: An arte neuer heere-to-fore vvritten by any authour. Also a discourse of horsmanship, wherein the breeding, and ryding of horses for seruice, in a briefe manner, is more methodically sette downe, then hath been heeretofore: vvith a more easie and direct course for the ignorant, to attaine to the sayd arte or knowledge. Together with a newe addition for the cure of the horses diseases, of what kinde or nature soeuer.

Additional Title(s):

Discource of horsmanshippe

At London : Printed by Iames Roberts, 1599.
Physical Description:
[126] p. ; 19 cm. (4to)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF285.3 .M37 1599
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Anonymous. By Gervase Markham. Markham's knowledge of horses led him to be employed by James I to obtain a pure-bred Arab charger, and he is said to have been the first to import this breed into England.
An edition, enlarged, of: Markham, Gervase. A discource of horsmanshippe. Originally published in 1593 under the title "A discourse of horsemanship"; the present title was adopted in 1595 for an edition published in London by Richard Smith.
Stationer's Register: Entered to W. Wood 6 November 1598.
Signatures: [paragraph]⁴ (-[paragraph]1) A-P⁴ (P4 blank).
Printed chiefly in black-letter type.
Woodcut printer's device with mottos "Nosce te ipsum", "Ne quid nimis" and "Love and live" on t.p. and repeated at foot of leaf P3v.
Woodcut illustrations and diagrams within text throughout. Woodcut head-pieces and initials.
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 17349
English short title catalogue, S105600
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 17
Luborsky, R.S. Guide to English illustrated books, 1536-1603, 17349
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in blind- and gilt-tooled sprinkled calf with "Edward Gwynn" stamped in gilt letters on upper board, and initials "EG" gilt stamped on lower board. Has armorial bookplate of Hugh Cecil Earl of Lonsdale with motto "Magistratus indicat virum" on inside of upper board.
Subject Terms:
Gwynn, Edward -- Binding.
Horsemanship -- Early works to 1800.
Horses -- Early works to 1800.
Horses -- Training -- Early works to 1800.
Lonsdale, Hugh Cecil Lowther, Earl of, 1857-1944 -- Bookplate.
Roberts, James, d. 1618?, printer.
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