London: Tinsley Brothers, 1882.
First edition. 11 tinted lithographic plates & vignette title page. 1 vols. 8vo. Original red cloth with gilt-stamped coaching vignette on upper cover, gilt-lettered spine. Spine darkened and slightly frayed at head; bookplate removed from front pastedown; text block slightly shaken and darkened at edges. Withal, a good copy of a scarce and desirable coaching book. Not in Rittenhouse. Item #229571
Both instructive and entertaining, with chapters on technique, coaching in England and Ireland, on the Continent, mixed with many anecdotes: " ... I have mingled the instruction with illustrative anecdotes and incidents, which may afford amusement to the general reader. If whilst my bars are 'whistling' up the hill, and rattling down, I have been able to combine some useful hints with the amusement often to be discovered in what I have termed 'Scrapings of the Road,' my desire will be amply gratified." (from the Introduction).
Price: $200.00 Free Domestic Delivery