12 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,750
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
EINSENBERG, Friedrich Wilhelm, Baron. Description du Manège Moderne. Dans sa Perfection. London: 1727 [but 1728]. Engraved title and 59 plates by Bernard Picart after Eisenberg (a very few leaves browned). [Bound with:]
WINTER, Georg Simon. A collection of plates from his Tractatio Nova de Re Equaria. Nuremberg: c.1672-1703. 33 (of 34 or 36) engraved plates, 25 of these mounted and bound-in, the remainder laid-in (the loose plates with some wear to the edges and a small ink-stamp in the margin); a related plate mounted on the rear pastedown endpaper.
2 works in one volume, 2° (450 x 281mm). 18th-century vellum, sides ruled and tooled in blind, spine lettered in manuscript (front joint split, some soiling). Provenance: Count Joseph de Lagondie (armorial bookplate) -- Pierre Beres (book ticket).
FIRST EDITION of Eisenberg's description of horsemanship. The fine engravings illustrate various breeds and manege steps. The list of subscribers includes George II, Frederick Prince of Wales, and numerous British and continental noblemen. With a collection of plates from Winter's Tractatio Nova, showing the manner of breeding, the branding of horses, and unusual breeds. Eisenberg: Cohen-De Ricci 345; Huth, p.30; Lipperheide TC 41. Winter: cf. Nissen 4426 (calling for 34 plates in the 1672 edition and 36 in subsequent editions).
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