N.p. [Germany]: Noeis, 1949. First edition. Hardcover. N.p., several pls. (photos and art works), a few in color. Small tears to jacket. In German. Very good / good. Item #14973
Handsome large collection of 248 worldwide aphorisms, proverbs, nuggets of wisdom, literary excerpts, etc., on riding, the horse, and the rider. The sources include the Bible, Arabian proverbs, Xenophon, Grisone, Pluvinel, etc., on Caprilli and Rau, with some German philosophers thrown in. A lovely copy of an uncommon title. Good for practicing your German! (Not in Wells).