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One of the chief equestrian works of the early modern period,
this edition with 61 newly-engraved illustration plates

LÖHNEISEN (LÖHNEYSS), Georg Engelhard.
Neu-eröffnete Hof- Kriegs- und Reit-Schul, das ist: gründlicher Bericht della Cavalleria, oder von allen, was zur Reuterey gehörig und einem Cavalier davon zu wissen gebühret, ...
Nürnberg, Paul Lochner, 1729. 6 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With engraved frontispiece, engraved plate with the elaborately quartered coat-of-arms of the dedicatee, Karl Wilhelm Friedrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, and 61 engraved illustration plates (9 double-page, and many with 2 half-page illustrations per plate). 19th-century gold- and blind-tooled diced light brown calf, gold-tooled spine.
€ 15,000
Sumptuous third edition, extensively revised and edited by the riding master Valintin Trichter, of Löhneisen's celebrated Della cavalleria, first published in 1609-1610, whose second half revised and expanded his 1588 Von Zeumen. It is "generally regarded as one of the chief equestrian works of the early modern period, providing all the information a nobleman and stud-farm owner could possibly want" (Dejager). The fine plates by the Nürnberg brothers Andreas and Engelhard Nunzer, newly engraved for this edition, show training exercises, anatomical details, saddles, bits, bridles, etc., and of course a wide variety of horses, covering Middle Eastern, African and European breeds.
With a small coat of arms on paste-down. Lacking the last index leaf, but further in very good condition, with the frontispiece detached and reattached, the corner of the half-title restored, not approaching the text, and the paper occasionally very slightly browned or with a minor stain. Hinges reinforced with cloth, spine discoloured and with the backstrip torn at head and foot, but binding otherwise good. Last edition, extensively revised and with new plates, of a classic work on horses and horsemanship.
Dejager 032; Lipperheide 2905; Nissen ZBI 2542; not in Mennessier de La Lance; Podeschi.
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