London, South Kensington
12 November 2007
PLUVINEL, Antoine de (1555-1620). L'instruction du roy en l'exercice de monter a cheual. Paris, au depens de Crispin de Pas le vieux a Vtrecht, 1625. 2° (385 x 255mm). Double-page engraved title by Crispin van de Pas, 3 (of 4) portraits, 57 double-page plates by van de Pas, pl.23 & 27 repeated (lacks or without plates 31 & 32, lacks printed title, fore-margins rotted through damp to a greater or lesser extent in the first half of the book with damage to plates and text). Contemporary limp vellum (rather rubbed, cockled and soiled). FIRST EDITION. Brunet IV, 749. Sold not subject to return.
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