This vintage book contains a detailed treatise on horse brasses, being a guide to their origin and the symbolic meaning of various designs. This fascinating and profusely illustrated volume is highly recommended for horse brass collectors and those with an interest in the subject, and would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Contents include: "Horses - Sports and Utility", "The Power of the 'Evil Eye'", "Sun Worship and the Horse", "Ancient Records of Amulets for Horses", "The Earliest English Horse Amulet", "History of Amulets and Horse Brasses in Great Britain", "Victorian and Later History", "A Set of Brasses for a Cart Horse", "The Origin and Meaning of Various Designs", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on horses.