London: Printed for W. DIckinson, et al, 1787. Henry William Bunbury. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Item #17677
Folio. vi,(3),vi-xx,38pp. Eleven pates plus frontispiece: full page copper engravings by Bunbury. Wanting B1 of the prelims, and apparently issued that way, As the ESTC notes, "Possibly deliberately mis-signed in order to support the ’missing’ portion of the author’s preface - see editor’s note." Bound to style in half calf, red leather lettering label, gilt; marbled paper boards. Two signatures have been remargined for strength and without loss; the title page has been mounted and lacks upper and inner margins but also without loss, plates and text occasionally foxed but a very good copy, completely uncut and with wide margins, in a fine binding. Reprinted in 1788, 1791, 1792 and 1796. A sequel, "Annals of Horsemanship", was issued in 1791. "A lively and entertaining jeu d'esprit of the pencil and the pen...." Lowndes, p. 860.