1698 Rare French Book ~The Complete Horseman- Le Parfait Mareschal - The Beauty, Goodness and Faults of HORSES.
Author: SOLLEYSEL, (Sieur DU CLAPIER, Jacques de).
Title : Le parfait Mareschal (Marechal), qui enseigne a connoistre la beaute, la bonte et les defauts des chevaux, les signes & les causes des maladies ; les moyens de les prevenir ; leur guerison, le bon ou mauvais usage de la purgation & de la saignee. La maniere de les conserver dans les voyages, de les nourrir, & de les panser selon l'ordre. (...) (The Complete Horseman).
Language: Text in French.
Publisher: A Paris, Chez Pierre Aubouyn, Charles Clousier, 1698, Complete 2 parts in one volume.
Size : Large 11 " X 8.5 ".
Pages: 546 + 396 pages.
Binding: Very good full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall worn and scuffed - as shown, very good previous leather restoration - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover. A very nice binding.
Content: Very good content (tight, some foxing and staining throughout - as shown, the outer margin of frontispiece illustration has been reinforced by a previous owner. - as shown, handwritten signature of a previous owner in the middle of the frontis - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontispiece, the folding illustrations, and all the in-text illustrations.
Estimate: (USD 750 - USD 1000)
The book: Nice and very rare French 17th century edition of Le Parfait Maréchal - The complete 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 reflections on the regular and preposterous use of bleeding and purging,
The author: Jacques Labessie de Solleysel (1617–1680) was a French author of books on horsemanship. In 1664 he published Le Parfait Maréschal (The Compleat horseman), "for more than 100 years the authoritative work on horses"
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1698 Rare French Book ~The Complete Horseman- Le Parfait Mareschal - The Beauty, Goodness and Faults of HORSES. Price List