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Franckfurt am Mayn printed by M. Lechler in Verlegung S. Feyrabends 1584 - . Dessgleichen ein uberauss nutzlicher und eigentlicher Underricht der Marstallerey, und Rossartzeney: aus nemlich von Art, Natur, Eygenschaffe, . Allen Rittermessigen und Adelichen Personen, auch andern, so mit Pferden und der Reutterey umbgehen: als Stallmeister, Marstellern, Reisigen, Huffschmiden, Rosstammen, Kosstauschern, re. zu besonderm Nutzen und Ehren jetzt auffs neuw an tag geben: und mit schonen artigen Figuren gezieret: dergleichen nie im Truct aussgangen. 1584, GERMAN TEXT, BLACK LETTER. FOLIO in 4s, approximately 305 x 190 mm, 12 x 7½ inches, TITLE PAGE LACKING and now supplied in facsimile on old paper, printed red and black, 19 of 21 splendid full page illustrations of horsemen, cavalry including Turkish, Moorish and Persian, classical gods equipped as horsemen, 140 text illustrations mainly one third of the page with text above and below, mainly of horsemen and jousting, LACKING DOUBLE PAGE ILLUSTRATION OF TOURNAMENT, there are many images of shoeing and caring for horses, a few repeated, sometimes more than once, in the long section on the medical treatment of horses, c3-Rr6, leaves Oii-Xiv contain many images of items of horse tack of difference styles and type, bits, harness etc., all illustrations by Swiss artist Joss Amman, some pictorial tailpieces and a few decorated initials, leaves: [39 of 44], 1-254, (4 of 6) - index, LACKING 3 PRELIMINARY LEAVES INCLUDING TITLE, C2 and C3 AND FINAL 2 LEAVES (index complete), collation: pi4 (-pi1-3), A4-Z4 (-C2 and C3), a4-z4, Aa4-Qq4, Rr6-Ss6 (-Ss5 & 6), bound in full elaborately blind decorated leather, raised bands to spine, no lettering or label, edges speckled red, remains of clasps. Binding worn and slightly chipped at head and tail of spine, small area of leather missing at top corner of lower cover next to head of spine (wooden board showing), lower hinge cracking, small crack to upper hinge at tail, some worm holes to spine near top and to upper cover next to top of spine, insect damage to edges of both pastedowns, inner paper hinges cracked, old repairs of varying sizes to margins of pi4-Eii, this includes some inner margins repaired with very slight loss at inner edge to a few images, and some small repairs to edge chips, a few other small repairs to edges up to leaf K4, some margins lightly browned and lightly soiled, lower corners slightly thumbed, leaves A4 and B4 have been replaced out of order and B4 reversed, G2 and G3 are out of order, large very pale damp stain to top third of leaves A1-K4 gradually diminishing, 1 letter from caption of B1v missing, catchword on B2v lacking 2 letters, small loss to each line of verse below illustration on H3v (still understandable), small loss to last 2 lines on K4 but otherwise repairs do not obscure text, small ink smudges on text of D2r, no loss of legibility, illustration on leaves G4 and H3 have been quite neatly watercoloured, occasional further small mends, damp stains and other small light stains, a few small ink crosses in margins of veterinary section, a former owner has signed with the date 1694 pages n4v and Ss4v. A good copy (facsimile title page, lacking 2 prelims, a double page illustration, 2 leaves in the first section of full page illustrations, and final 2 leaves following the index, one of which had the colophon). Huth Library No. 6358; Hiler, Costume, page 753; [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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