The Kikkuli Text on The Training of Horses (ca. 1350 B.C.). Translated from the German by Gerhard F. Probst. Lexington, KY: The King Library Press, University of Kentucky Libraries, 1977. Limited to 125 copies, of which this is #58. Designed by Carolyn Hammer and printed by Sallie Ruff. Illustrated by Carolyn Whitesel, after Hittite bas reliefs. Printed in Caslon Oldstyle on fourteen sheets of loose folded handmade Hosho paper laid into a black cloth folder, lined with marbled paper. Prospectus laid in. Measures approx. 4.75" x 10". Some fading to black cloth, and light wear to spine label and horse illustration to front cover. Small splits to edges of folding portions of marbled paper. Some transfer from marbled paper to edges of handmade paper sheets.
"This is the first English version of the Hittite Kikkuli Text, the oldest known manual on the training of horses. Composed by Carolyn Whitesel, David Farrell and Gay Reading. Marbled papers and cases made by Judy Bullington, Linda Compton, Joan Davis, Ricky Ezell, Josephine Lazarus, Deborah Peck, Jed Porter, Charles Timberlake, and Wendy Wonderley (apprentices at the King Library Press, 1976-1977)" (from prospectus).