Yale Center for British Art

Blundeville, Thomas, active 1561
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
Published / Created:
Imprinted at London : by VVillyam Seres dwellyng at the West ende of Paules church, at the sygne of the Hedgehogge, [1570?]
Physical Description:
[5], 23, [2], 24-25, [4], 58, [29], 24, [5], 93, [1] leaves : ill. ; 19 cm. (4to)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
In four parts. Part 2, an abridgement and adaptation of "Ordini de cavalcare" by Federico Grisone, was previously published as STC 3158.
Subject Terms:
Horses -- Early works to 1800. | Horsemanship -- Early works to 1800. | Horses -- Training -- Early works to 1800. | Horses -- Diseases -- Early works to 1800. | Veterinary medicine -- Early works to 1800. | Bits (Bridles) -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800. | Horseshoes -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800. | Bulkeley, Thomas -- Autograph (BACRB) | Hill, Ann -- Autograph (BACRB) | Hopkins, George -- Autograph (BACRB) | Crabbet Park Library -- Bookplate (BACRB)
Grisone, Federico. Ordini de cavalcare. | Seres, William, -approximately 1579, printer.