London: Published by the Author, Commission Stables, 66 Brompton Road, 1870.
First edition. Frontispiece portrait of the author "photographed from life by Maull & Co." (mounted albumen print). 24 pp. Printed by Jas. Wade, 18, Tavistock-street, Covent Garden. 1 vols. 8vo. RARE. Original red cloth, upper board titled in gilt. Some edge wear. Very good plus. Grimshaw, The Horse. A Bibliography of British Books 1851-1976, 139; Wells 8040. Item #242395
The author, C.S. Ward, the well-known "Whip of the West", provides a concise outline of eight essential rules for driving carriages: Selection of the team; Mounting the Box; The Seat; Turning; Descending a Hill; The Position of the Hands; Uniformity of Draught; The Use of the Whip. There follow several anecdotes and songs.
Uncommon and interesting. Signed by the author and dated, "C.S. Ward August 21st 1892"
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