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Comprehensive 12th-century Arabic treatise on agriculture

ABU ZAKARIYA ibn al-AWWAM. Libro de agricultura. ... Tomo I[-II].
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. Full description
€ 1,750
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6 extremely rare hand-coloured lithographs of mounted horses,
with their riders in traditional costumes

ADAM, Jean Victor Vincent. Le tournoi études de chevaux & de costumes … Cahier …
Paris, Berlin, London & New York, Goupil & Co., [1852-1854]. Instalment of 6 large beautifully hand-coloured lithographed plates on wove paper (48 x 62.5 cm), by J.B. Zwecker after drawings by Jean Victor Vincen Adam and printed by Lemercier, numbered 8, 9, 12, 14, 16 and 17. Loose in original publisher's printed paper wrappers, with a lithographed illustration showing the start of a tournament. Full description
€ 7,500
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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. Full description
€ 28,000
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6 beautiful views made on a journey to the Middle East to procure Arabian horses

FRISCH, Friedrich.

Skizzen aus dem Orient, gesammelt in den Jahren 1840 und 1841. | Esquisses de l'Orient, recueillies dans les années 1840 et 1841.
Darmstadt, Ernst Kern; Paris, H. Gache, 1843. Oblong 1mo (48 x 63.5 cm). With 6 tinted lithographed plates by Frisch, with captions in German and French below. The first three in the deluxe issue printed by B. Dondorf, Frankfurt am Main, the last three in the regular issue printed by G. Küstner. Original publisher's letterpress printed wrappers, with a list of subscribers and advertisements on the back of the front wrapper.

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€ 18,000
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Extremely rare first edition of a manual on horse training

GALIBERTO, Giovanni Battista di.

Il cavallo da maneggio. Libro dove si tratta della nobilissima virtu del cavalcare, come il cavagliere deve star' à cavallo ...
Vienna, Giovan Giacomo Kyrner, 1650. Small folio (30 x 19.5 cm). Engraved frontispiece; engraved coat of arms on verso of title-page, apparently of the dedicatee King Ferdinand IV of Hungary and Bohemia, with the motto "Arte, Virtute et Marte"; 56 engravings (30 in the text and 26 printed on 14 leaves (1 double-page plate indicates the anatomical parts of the horse)), depicting horse training scenes, harnesses, bridles, spurs etc.; woodcut head- and tailpieces & initials. Contemporary vellum, each board with a central coat of arms (front and back different: probably both members of the family of the Habsburg Kings of Hungary & Bohemia, perhaps Ferdinand III or IV), gold-tooled ornamental triple borders and corner pieces, leather ties, gilt edges.

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€ 19,500
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More than 1000 volumes on horse breeding

[HORSE BREEDING] A library on Arabian horse breeding, including Stud Books and General Reference. From the Le Vivier and Marcia Parkinson Collections, with Additions from the Library of Duke Maximilian in Bavaria. The largest collection of its kind in private hands. 250 works in more than 1,000 volumes. Mostly original or first editions. Published in Austin, Cairo, Chicago, Hildesheim, London, Marburg, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, Riga, Tehran, Warsaw and other places in the years 1746 to 2007. Full description
€ 380,000
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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.

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€ 15,000
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Manual of horse riding and breeding Arabian horses

MARKHAM, Gervase.

Cavalarice, or the English horseman: ... Newly imprinted, corrected & augmented, with many worthy secrects not before knowne.
(title-page second part: London, Edward Allde for Adward White, 1616)-1617. 8 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With the title of each part printed within the same decorative woodcut border, numerous woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary calf, rebacked, preserving original spine label.

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€ 35,000
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The most important early Dutch book on hunting

MERULA, Paulus. Placaten ende ordonnancien op 't stuck vande wildernissen.
The Hague, Beuckel Cornelisz. Nieulandt, 1605. 3 parts in 1 volume. Small folio (31 x 20 cm). With attractive engraved title-page (showing Diana, goddess of the hunt, a hunter and a falconer surrounding an elaborate cartouche together with hounds, birds of prey, and prey) and 2 double-page woodcut plates showing the castles of Teylingen and Warmond. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 9,500
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