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Comprehensive 12th-century Arabic treatise on agriculture

ABU ZAKARIYA ibn al-AWWAM. Libro de agricultura. ... Tomo I[-II].
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BROECK, Victor van den. Catecismo de agricultura.
VILLE, Georges. Abonos químicos conferencias agrícolas.
Seville, Biblioteca Científico Literaria; Madrid, Victoriano Suarez (colophon: printed by Salvador Acuña y Comp., Seville), 1878. 2 volumes. Imperial 16mo (18 x 11.5 cm). Later half turquoise sheepskin. 512; 552 pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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The first Italian War of Independence depicted by the Austrians

ADAM, [Eugen and Franz]. Erinnerungen an die Feldzüge der K. K. Oester. Armee in Italien in den Jahren 1848-49.
Munich, Cotta, [1851]. Royal oblong folio (62.5 x 45.5 cm). With tinted lithographed title, dedication leaf to Radetzky, preface and 24 lithographed plates. With 24 ll. of explanatory text printed on blue paper. Plates loose in a contemporary red cloth slipcase with a silk lining. [24] ll. Full description
€ 5,000
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Horse racing

ADAM, Victor. [L'hippodrome au coin du feu].
Paris, A. de Vresse, [ca. 1845?]. Oblong 1mo (full-sheet leaves) or oblong Royal folio (30 x 42 cm). With 16 hand-coloured lithographed plates, each with a caption and decorative border. Lacking the title-page.Original publishers gold-blocked blue cloth. With a bookseller's ticket. [16] ll. Full description
€ 6,000
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The funny side of riding

ALKEN, Henry. Qualified horses and unqualified riders, or the reverse of sporting phrases taken from the work entitled Indispensable accomplishments.
London, S. & J. Fuller, 1815 [-1819]. Oblong folio (25 x 34.4 cm). With engraved title-page, 7 hand-coloured engraved plates by Alken, including plate 5 with a J. Whatman 1819 watermark. Later red hard-grained half morocco, spine and front board lettered in gold. Re-backed preserving the original spine. Full description
€ 8,000
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Ugly horses

ALKEN, Henry. The beauties and defects in the figure of the horse.
London, S. & J. Fuller, [1816]. 4to. With an engraved title-page with a circular vignette and 18 hand-coloured etched plates. Original boards. Untrimmed. Engraved title-page plus 2, [18] pp. plus 18 plates. Full description
€ 3,500
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Rare classic of Elizabethan horsemanship

ASTLEY, John. The art of riding, set foorth in a breefe treatise, with a due interpretation out of certeine places alledged out of Xenophon, and Gryson ...
London, Henry Denham, 1584. 4to. Gold-tooled red morocco (ca. 1890) by Riviere & son; rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down. [8], 79, [1] pp. Full description
€ 28,000
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From the library of the Duke of Orleans

AUBRY, Charles. Histoire pittoresque de l'equitation ancienne et moderne.
Paris, Motte, 1833-1834. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio (55 x 40 cm). With engraved title-page printed in red and black, list of plates, 24 hand-coloured lithographs. Contemporary French red half roan with his stamp at the spine foot, flat spine lettered and tooled in gilt, marbled boards and endpapers (MESLANT). [2], A-Z, [2] ll. including title-page and 24 plates. Full description
€ 18,000
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Sixth edition of the conversation on bees and apiculture of Theodorus Clutius and Carolus Clusius

CLUTIUS, Theodorus (Dirk Outgaertsz CLUYT). Van de byen, haer wonderlijke oorspronk, natuur, eygenschap ... Item hoe men de byen profijtelijck opvoeden en regeeren sal. Noch: Wat nuttigheyt dat men van honnich en was kan krijgen ...Including: (2) Meesterye voor de paarden, om te weten alle de secreten, alsoo men die gebruyckt by den maerschalk des keysers ende eertz-hertogen keyser Carolus de vijfde. ...
Amsterdam, widow of Gysbert de Groot, 1705. 2 works in 1. 8vo. Modern vellum over boards. [12], 218, [22]; [42] pp. Full description
€ 1,800
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Best edition of a classic on swimming, including military applications, health, life-saving and pearl fishing

COURTIVRON, Ludovic Antoine Franc¸ois Marie LE COMPASSEUR, Vicomte de. Traité complet de natation. Essai sur son application à l'art de la guerre. Troisième édition, augmentée d'un précis historique de la natation chez les peuples anciens, d'un recueil de faits pour servir à l'histoire de cet art chez les modernes, et d'une revue analitique des divers ouvrages publiés sur ce sujet.
Paris, A. Pihan de la Forest, 1836. Large 8vo. With a lithographed frontispiece by C. Motte after Louis Gudin showing the saving of a drowning soldier by the Duke of Chartres in 1791, and 20 full-page lithographed plates by M. Gudin and L. de Benard et Frey, including 2 portraits of De Broglie, Comte de Rével, two series of 6 plates each illustrating a course of swimming for people in general and for the military, the latter including swimming in full uniform, under camouflage, with a horse and with a raft, and also including 2 views of a swimming school, one for men and one for women, and several plates illustrating life-saving in water. Contemporary gold-tooled dark blue paper. XXXVI, 588 pp. Full description
€ 2,250
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