Thursday, December 12, 2013


Long a favorite cover, but still an unidentified monogram, Driving by Francis M. Ware (Doubleday, Page, 1903) is among the most elegant books of its time. Published on the eve of obsolescence for the carriage trade, it is a manual for the acquisition, care, and handling of horse-drawn vehicles, from carriage to sleigh, wagon, sulky, runabout, and many more. All the vehicles are pictured and their features described, along with the proper harness, stabling and stalls for your horses.

The monogram appears to be JEHL or something similar.  If you have a clue who this might be, please post a comment.

by Francis M. Ware
Doubleday, Page and Company, 1903
28 x 19 cm

 Monogram on Driving