Adam Weinberger Rare Books

1870: DRIVING ME OUTTA MY MIND

275 USD
Ward, C.S.  Hints on Driving. London, for the Author, 1870. 4to.,  24 x 19 cm., 24 pp.  Red publisher's pebbled cloth and gilt lettering, spine chipped and hinges tender; internally some owning and edge wear.  Frontispiece portrait is a MOUNTED ALBUMIN PORTRAIT  of the author "photographed from life by Maull & Co." with his whip.   A scarce treatise on carriage driving and one of the earliest instruction manuals for transportation including chapters on the Mounting the Box; The Seat; Turning; Descending a Hill; The Position of the Hands; Uniformity of Draught; The Use of the Whip.  The book is also in some measure a tribute to the glory days of the coaching profession, which by the 1870s was in its twilight having lost its monopoly on transportation years ago to the railroad upstarts.   $275  #albumin #transportation #coaching #horses #victorianphotography #oldphotograph  #AWBOOKSIGCAT2 Terms: Subject to prior sale.  Please contact webuyrarebooks@gmail.com to reserve and for payment. 30 Day return for any reason.