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Compleat Horseman
, 1717 1717. SOLLEYSEL, Jacques de. The Compleat Horseman: Discovering the Surest Marks of the Beauty, Goodness, Faults and Imperfections of Horses: The Signs and Causes of their Diseases, the True Method both of their Preservation and Cure: With Reflexions on the Regular and Preposterous Use of Bleeding and Purging, Also The Art of Shooing, with several Kinds of Shooes, adopted to the various Defects of Bad Feed… The best Method of Breeding Colts, Backing 'em, and Making their Mouths… Made English from the Eighth Edition of the Original, and Adorn'd with Figures… London: R. Bonwick at al., 1717. Two volumes in one. Folio, contemporary full paneled brown calf rebacked, raised bands, burgundy morocco spine label. $5800.Second edition in English of this important work on the horse and horsemanship, translated by Sir William Hope from the original French, with six folding engraved plates, and engraved frontispiece portrait.Solleysel was a teacher at the Royal Academy of Riding in Paris and a celebrated expert on horses. A classic treatise first published in French in 1664, The Compleat Horseman discusses “the true shapes of a horse, with most exact directions to prevent being imposed upon, and Cheated when you come to buy one,” instructions on shoeing, stabling (particularly while travelling), and the prevention of diseases along with detailed cures, and directions on “the raising a true breed of horses.” Splendid folding plates depict horses shown with their tack, grooming instruments, and their trainers, along with a plate of the “external malladies” which may afflict them. Krivatsy 11199. Podeschi 41. Huth, 22. Plates and text quite clean. A fine copy.
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