Hardback 1905, new edition This book is in very good condition, some wear to cover (see photos), spine intact and tight apart from one slight looseness (see photo) pages clean and bright.
Henry Bunbury was one of a number of 'gentlemen caricaturists' in the eighteenth century whose work, unlike that of James Gillray and Thomas Rowlandson, consisted of rather more genteel subjects, in order not to offend notable individuals with whom he was acquainted.
This book, written under the pseudonym Geoffrey Gambado, 'Riding Master, Master of the Horse, and Grand Equerry to the Doge of Venice', pokes fun at the antics of inept horsemen. It was particularly popular with the reading public and was reissued several times during Bunbury's lifetime.
The original book was published in 1796, this edition is from 1905.