An Academy for Grown Horsemen [with] Annals of Horsemanship, containing Accounts of Accidental Experiments and Experimental Accidents [by] Geoffrey Gambardo.
Bunbury's Academy and Annals first appeared 1787-91, in full quarto, and with stipple engravings by the author. They proved popular, and the subject of the incompetent rider was a natural one for Rowlandson, who produced his own edition in 1809, with plates based on the originals. Finally, this miniature edition, with comic plates in the style of Rowlandson, appeared under the imprint of the noble house of Ackermann. Bound by Birdsall of Northampton with their stamp, and with armorial bookplates of Lord Esme S. Gordon and Walter George Crombie.
Author [BUNBURY (Henry)]
Binding well bound in late 19th century half crimson straight grained morocco, spine richly gilt decorated and lettered in compartments, all edges gilt,
Publisher Printed by J. Diggens for R. Ackermann,
Illustrator With engraved title with hand coloured vignette and 26 hand coloured aquatint plates,
Condition upper cover slightly marked but a pretty copy.
Pages 8vo (5.5 x 3.4 inches), pp.27, 29-99, 101-202,