Solleysell,Jacques Sieur de (1617-1680) transl. by Sir William Hope, Kt.
THE COMPLEAT HORSEMAN: Discovering the Surest Marks of the Beauty, Goodness, Faults, and Imperfections of HORSES: The Signs and Causes of their Diseases .. With Reflections on the Regular and Preposterous Use of Bleeding and Purging. Also the Art of Shoeing .. together with the Best Method of Breeding Colts .. To which is added, A most Excellent Supplement of Riding, collected from the Best Authors .. Made English from the Eighth Edition of the Original. By Sir William Hope, Kt. Deputy-Lieutenant of the Castle of Edinburgh. The Whole Illustrated with Copper Cuts curiously Engrav'd.
R. Bonwick, J. Tonson et al. 2nd Edition Corrected
Copperplates (6 all folding) + portrait, incl. plates of horse with all grooming tackle. Plates 4-5 are multi-views of gaits, seats, dressage, volts in charming details with instructors, riders & equipment. Plate 6 full page horse with text references.
Two Volumes in One folio (333x221mm) in 4's tooled panelled 3-tone calf with corner florettes (covers lightly re-attached spine tight on 5 raised bands). Portrait +Titlepage +xlv prelims +324pp (recte 328)+ Titlepage to part II +300pp +pp index +xvi contents of 2nd Part. Some corner damp marking & some foxing & browning but not affecting either legibility or paper strength. *First Part includes a Supplement of Horsemanship with its own Titlepage but continuous pagination. This is the preferred edition as corrected from the first - the next edition,which was in octavo, was issed without the 2 nicest plates of schooling the horses. All pages and plates nice and crisp, no tears, no writing and minimal signs of use.
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