|Document Reference||Pw V 21|
|Title||Autograph MS text of manual on horsemanship, by William Cavendish, the 1st Duke of Newcastle; n.d. [1658- May 1660]|
|Access Conditions||Microfilm surrogate available - readers may be required to use the microfilm in the first instance.|
|Content Description||The text on the front pastedown and on ff 1r-3v, 37r, 41r-196r and the back pastedown is in the Duke's hand. ff 3r, 4r-36v and 37v-41r are in the hand of an unidentified scribe with annotations by Newcastle. The text has been cancelled suggesting that it was copied into another book.|
The treatise was written after the printing of Newcastle's work, La Méthode Nouvelle... de Dresser les Chevaux (Antwerp, 1658), and before Charles II's restoration in May 1660; see f 157v and f 159r.
|Term||horsemanship & dressage & Sport, horse riding|
|ReprodnNote||Volumes from Pw V cannot be photographed by readers with their own camera or device, but reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only.|
|Physical Description||Folio book.|
The contents comprise three physical section, as follows: ff 1-184, paper is uniformly cropped, 307 x 195 mm, with ff 4-87 on ruled paper; ff 185-190, bound on guards, 259 x 180 mm; ff 191-196, bound on guards, 291 x 195 mm.
|Descriptive Features||Watermark: Eagle, crowned double headed Spread Eagle with Crozier of Basle in breast, 120 x 95 mm (Type A, ff 1-97)|
Watermark: Pascal Lamb, large crowned simple shield containing crouching lamb holding a banner, approx. 123 x 83 mm (Type B, ff 98-184)
Watermark: Crossbow within circle surmounted by Trefoil, 54 x 37 mm (Type C, ff 185-190)
Countermark: form of two double rimmed and spoked wheels, 52 x 25 mm; also cornermark, Trefoil on tall stem flanked by letter G and number 3, 45 x 30 mm (With Type C)
Watermark: Flagpole with double banners cornermark, Trefoil on tall stem flanked by monogram GB3, 50 x 38 mm (Type D, ff 191-96)
Fair copy from ff 11-41; free italic script ff 1 (front pastedown)-10v and ff 41r-back pastedown.
Gold stamped vellum on paste-board with remnants of green-blue silk ribbon ties to fore-edge; upper and lower covers are decorated with a similar oblong panel enclosed in a double-line fillet close to the outer borders; central panel is formed by individual circular and dome-shaped tools; a floral tool is stamped in the four outer corners of the field; spine has fading traces of gold tooling which consist of a floral ornament enclosed in double-line fillets stamped six times from head to tail.
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|Publication Note||M. J-M. Sönmez, 'English Spelling in the Seventeenth Century: A Study of the nature of Standardisation as seen through the MS and Printed Versions of the Duke of Newcastle's 'A New Method' ' (Ph.D., University of Durham, 1993), 2 vols|
|Duke of Newcastle, A New and Extraordinary Method to dress Horses (London, 1667)|