Methode et Invention Nouvelle De Dresser Les Chevauz

London: Jean Brindley, Libraire De S.A.R. Monseigneur Le Prince De Galles, 1737. "Methods and New Techniques for Training Horses". The very uncommon 1737 2nd French edition of one of the seminal titles in the history of equine literature. "Oeuvre auquel on apprend a travailler les chevaux selon la nature, & a parfaire la nature par la subtilite de l'art". Translated from the original English of the author, Prince William, Earl of Newcastle. Sadly, all of the engravings (40 +) have been neatly excised but the woodblocks and devices are still present and intact. STILL IN ITS ORIGINAL, FULL-CALF BINDING. Raised bands, impressive gilt-lattice and design to the compartments. The panels and spine show inevitable wear and age but the binding is still sturdy and solid and the overall integrity of this copy still in full evidence. A solid VG-. The first several endsheets also excised but the title page and beyond (including the full text) are present. Elephant folio, 236 pgs. A magnificent addition to the 18th century study of the horse. Item #5905

Price: $10,000.00