This classic work is not only one of the most beautiful books on horses ever published, but also a landmark in the development of equestrian technique. William Cavendish's emphasis on systematic and humane training was revolutionary for its era, and his teaching has exerted a lasting and far-reaching influence on the art of riding. A General System of Horsemanship was first published in a French edition in 1658, illustrated with 42 superb engravings, all of which accompany this edition. William Cavendish (1593–1676), the Earl, Marquis, and Duke of Newcastle, was one of the most accomplished men of his era.
One of the most beautiful books on horse ever published, illustrated with 42 seventeenth-century engravings. Newcastle's emphasis on systematic and humane training has exerted a far-reaching influence on the art of riding.