1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 812
GBP 600 - GBP 900
JACQUES DE SOLLEYSEL
The Compleat Horseman ... made English from the eighth edition of the original by Sir William Hope. London: R. Bonwick, J. Tonson [and others], 1717. 2 parts in one volume, 2°, engraved frontispiece portrait, 6 folding engraved plates (some creasing of plates, one plate cleanly torn, several others waterstained at edges, some waterstaining to text margins, L1r and L4v slightly soiled, K4r with small ink stain effacing a few letters), contemporary panelled calf (spine repaired at head and chipped at foot, endpapers renewed). Provenance: John Brown (early inscription on title).
Second folio edition in English. Sir William Hope's translation of Le parfait mareschal (Paris, 1664) had first appeared, in folio, in 1696. Two octavo editions were also published in 1717, indicating that its popularity was still great at the beginning of the Hanoverian age. The translator contributed a supplement to the first part. Huth p. 22; Mellon/Podeschi 41.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
Mark Wiltshire, Associate Specialist in Science & Books, walks us through the history of Christianity’s most influential printed text
Books and Manuscripts specialist Sven Becker advises on a richly rewarding and ever-evolving collectors’ market
Dina Zhang, Regional Senior Specialist, explains how Hong Kong’s fusion of East and West has inspired the curation of FIRST OPEN | Hong Kong on 29 March
Valérie Hess on the erotic — and semi-autobiographical — sculpture considered a masterpiece of the artist's late career