1989. Item #2838
Pluvinel, Antoine de. The Maneige Royal. London: J.A. Allen 1989. xix, 170p, many large pls. Fine hardcover (no d.j., as issued) in good cardboard slipcase (light shelfwear). ** Facsimile reprint of a 1626 edition, translated by Hilda Nelson. Her introduction describes the book's importance to the history of horsemanship and its complicated publishing history. With a modern glossary of terms. Ca 10 x 13 inches, horizontal. The plates, which reproduce the engravings by Crispin de Pas, show Pluvinel demonstrating many advanced movements and instructing King Louis XIII. The printing is good and more detailed than in the later reprints. Good for a gift.