LOEHNEYSS, Georg Engelhard von (d.1623). Neu-eröffnete Hof-Kriegs- und Reit-Schul. Nuremberg: Paul Lochners, 1729. 6 parts in one volume, 2° (400 x 236mm). Title in red and black, 62 engraved plates, 9 folding, 6 engraved headpieces, the first with a portrait of the author, and 6 initials. (Lacking half-title and frontispiece, title a little chipped and frayed at edges and sometime strengthened, occasional faint browning and soiling.) Modern calf, red sprinkled edges.
THE BEST EDITION OF THIS SUMPTUOUS GERMAN HORSE BOOK, first printed in 1588. Here the text has been entirely brought up to date, and the book arranged in a more systematic order by Valentin Trichter. The plates which are new to this edition depict different breeds of horses, dressage, military exercises, anatomy, bits, caparisons, tournaments and processions. One of the latter illustrates three processions of exotic animals -- an elephant, an ostrich with a rider, zebras, camels and a rhinoceros -- while another shows horses drawing magnificent baroque sleighs. Brunet III, 1144; Berlin Kat. 1402; Nissen ZBI 2542; not in Huth.