Book Description

Folio. 11 x 16.5 inches. 7 + 2 + 2 pp. letterpress. All text in French. Illustrated by 33 + 7 + 10 engraved plates (total 50). Some plates in the first manege section have been bound out of sequence but all are present as called for. Plate 24 is wrongly numbered as 22. Bound in recent brown morocco over green marbled boards. A little foxing of letterpress pages and margins, but otherwise a very good copy.
Dealer Notes
Fifty plates covering horsemanship, farriery and wheelwrighting extracted from the famous Encyclopdie, edited by Denis Diderot (1713-84) and Jean d’Alembert (1717-83) and published in its entirety, 1751-72. It was the first encylopedia to have numerous named contributors and the first to depict the mechanical arts. In addition to the main articles, eleven volumes of plates were published, 1762-72. These three sections of plates cover horsemanship and equitation, farriery and wheelwrighting. The first illustrates the riding techniques and the stables, saddles, harness and accessories associated with the manege. The second section illustrates the work of the smith farrier, the shoeing and basic veterinary care of horses and the making of horseshoes; the third depicts the work of the wheelwright, including the tyring of a wheel, the forge and the ironwork used on carts, wagons and carriages.
Date 1769
Binding Bound in recent brown morocco over green marbled boards
Condition A very good copy

Price: £750.00

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