First edition 1984, the book was published in connection with an exhibition at the Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from December 3 1984, through September 1,1985. 11 x 9, 126 pp, illustrated with colour and black and white plates, pictorial end papers, in very good condition with a protected dj. This magnificent volume, written by three experts in the field and illustratecd with more than one hundred works of art from many periods and cultures, is a celebration of the world of the horse and of man’s relationship with one of the most beautiful creatures on earth. It is also a history of style – for the horse has always been, for man, an object of elegance, as well as a means of displaying style, wealth, and pride. Because the accounterments of the horseman require a harmonious blend of efficient design, high quality, and superior workmanship, they reflect the essence of true style, which this book uniquely demonstrates. NOW YOU MAY THINK WHY IS THIS BOOK LISTED UNDER SIDE-SADDLE? Approximately 1/3rd of the book is dedicated to the history of ladies riding apparel, both aside and astride, and is well illustrated with historial pictures in colour and black and white.