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[Vorstellung und Beschreibung derer Schul und Campagne Pferden nach ihren Lectionen.]
[Vorstellung und Beschreibung derer Schul und Campagne Pferden nach ihren Lectionen.]
Joh. El. Ridinger del. sc. et excud. A.V.
[Augsburg, 1760.]
4to, original half calf gilt; pp. 35, 46 numbered engraved plates (complete) + pp. 8 + engraved plan + 10 plates (numbered 4-15) Both boards detached, spine very worn, lacking title. The text block in good condition, no sign of rear plates 1-3 ever being present.
A guide to the training of cavalry horses, with the plates titles in German and French, the text describing the plates and a leter 'from a squire to a prince', again in German and French. The lessons are a mixture of dressage and training the horse to the sounds of battle. The rear section concerns a 'Carousel', an inside cavalry obstacle course, with the plan of the course. Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767) is regarded as one of the best German engravers of animals, especially horses, hounds and hunting scenes
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Hodgson's Grand Equestrian Combat in Alexander the Great.
Hodgson's Grand Equestrian Combat in Alexander the Great.
[n.d., c.1822.]
Hand coloured etching. Framed. Visible area: 390 x 285mm (15¼ x 11¼"). Frame: 500 x 395mm (19¾ x 15½"). Unexamined out of frame. Some staining.
A scene showing two horsemen in combat, a scene from a play about Alexander the Great.
[Ref: 41366]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Jacob Bates. The Famous English Horse Rider.
Jacob Bates. The Famous English Horse Rider. Der berhumte Englishe Berieter Jacob Bates.
G. P. Nusbeigel, ad viv. del et sculpsit.
Norib 1766.
Engraving, extremely scarce. Platemark: 375 x 480mm (14¾ x 19"). Unexamined out of frame.
Jacob Bates was an eighteenth century English equestrian performer based in the German States, who performed as far away as Russia (1764-65) and America (1772-73), and was the first of the first showmen to make a mark as an entertainer. Bates's emulators, Price, Johnson, Balp, Coningham, Faulkes, and "Old" Sampson, had become fixtures of London's pleasure gardens, yet it does not appear that he himself ever publically exhibited in England. Bates was met with such admniration on the continent, that he chose to live in Germany, and in Nuremberg in 1766, his portrait was engraved by G.P. Nusbeigel. He is shown proudly standing by his horse in the right foreground, with a background of many other performers on one, two and three horses, watched by a large crowd of spectators in the distance.
[Ref: 33615]   £1,950.00  
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Prospectus Atrii Catadromi.
Prospectus Atrii Catadromi. Vista D'Una Sala Del Torneo.
[Published in Venice by Raimondini, n.d., c.1760.]
Hand coloured etching, image 290 x 410mm. 11½ x 16¼". Trimmed at lower platemark. Tatty extremities with tears, one just into image upper right. Scarce.
Spectators watch an exhibition of horsemanship or jousting tournament from the galleries of an decorated interior. A vue d’optique intended to be viewed through a convex lens. The devices, known variously as zograscopes, optiques, optical machines and peepshows, were an optical entertainment of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Vues d’optiques were rendered in high-key color and dramatic linear perspective, which enhanced the illusion of three-dimensionality when viewed through the lens. Possibly after Johann Elias Ridinger (1698 - 1767). Numbered 'P I.' lower left.
[Ref: 9601]   £290.00  
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Mareschal de Camp Ameriquain.
Mareschal de Camp Ameriquain. Son bonnet étoit d'or en forme de Turban, changé de perles, d'une plume de Heron, & de plumes des couleurs de la Quadrille. Son habit étoit de lames d'or; fur les épaules étoient des testes de Tigres, d'où pendoient aussi bien que du bas des manches & du Tonnelet des lambrequins de fourures chargez d'yeux de Dragon, & de pierreries. Le caparaçon étoit une peau de Panthere, recouuerte de feüillages d'or chargez de pierreries, & rebordées de fourures.
Hhh.
[Paris, 1670.]
Engraving. Sheet 407 x 280mm. 16 x 11". Repairs.
Here an engraving of one of the American group, dressed in fantastic 'native American' costumes. Early royal circus. From "Courses de testes et de bague faittes par le roy et par les princes et seigneurs de sa cour en l'année 1662". One of the most celebrated of the spectacular festivals held at Versailles by the young Louis XIV. The tournament took place in front of the Tuileries, in a vast amphitheatre since designated by the name 'place du Carrousel'. The descriptive text was written by Charles Perrault, who was secretary, assistant and advisor to Colbert in matters relating to the arts and sciences (1663), controller-general of the department of public works, member of the commission that later developed into the Académie des Inscriptions, and member of the Académie française.
[Ref: 18903]   £220.00  
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Estafiers, Cheval de Main et Palfreniers Ameriquains.
Estafiers, Cheval de Main et Palfreniers Ameriquains. Les Estafiers representoient des Sauvages; leur vestement étoit une peau de Tigre, dont la teste leur servoit de bonnet...Le cheval une corne au milieu du front en maniere de Licorne.
Fff.
[Paris, 1670.]
Engraving. Sheet 470 x 280mm. 18½ x 11".
Here an engraving of some of the American group, dressed in fantastic 'native American' costumes. Early royal circus. From "Courses de testes et de bague faittes par le roy et par les princes et seigneurs de sa cour en l'année 1662". One of the most celebrated of the spectacular festivals held at Versailles by the young Louis XIV. The tournament took place in front of the Tuileries, in a vast amphitheatre since designated by the name 'place du Carrousel'. The descriptive text was written by Charles Perrault, who was secretary, assistant and advisor to Colbert in matters relating to the arts and sciences (1663), controller-general of the department of public works, member of the commission that later developed into the Académie des Inscriptions, and member of the Académie française.
[Ref: 18904]   £280.00  
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Escuter et Page Ameriquains.
Escuter et Page Ameriquains. Le casque de l'Ecuyer étoit d'or en forme de teste de Dragon, d'où pendoit une longue criniere para derriere...Le caparaçon du cheval étoit une peau de Poisson de Mer, avec des lames d'or cloüées dessus.
Ggg.
[Paris, 1670.]
Engraving. Sheet 450 x 280mm. 17¾ x 11". Repairs.
Here an engraving of two of the American group, dressed in fantastic 'native American' costumes. Early royal circus. From "Courses de testes et de bague faittes par le roy et par les princes et seigneurs de sa cour en l'année 1662". One of the most celebrated of the spectacular festivals held at Versailles by the young Louis XIV. The tournament took place in front of the Tuileries, in a vast amphitheatre since designated by the name 'place du Carrousel'. The descriptive text was written by Charles Perrault, who was secretary, assistant and advisor to Colbert in matters relating to the arts and sciences (1663), controller-general of the department of public works, member of the commission that later developed into the Académie des Inscriptions, and member of the Académie française.
[Ref: 18905]   £220.00  
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Dux Aurelianensis, Persarum Rex. [Monseiur, Roy de Perse.]
Dux Aurelianensis, Persarum Rex. [Monseiur, Roy de Perse.] [La veste étoit de brocart d'argent rebrodé d'argent & parsemé de rubis, & se joignoit pardevant avex de grosses agrases de rubis. Sur le devant autour du col d'une épaule à l'autre, il y avoit une chaîne de gros rubis...La coiffure étoit un bonnet à la Persane d'un brocart incarnat, brodé d'argent avec une bande...desquelles pendoient des campanes à pendeloques, comme les précedentes.]
[Gg.]
[Paris, 1670.] but later.
Engraving. Proof. Plate 311 x 266mm. 12¼ x 10½".
An engraving of the Persian king with an ornately decorate horse with bows. From "Courses de testes et de bague faittes par le roy et par les princes et seigneurs de sa cour en l'année 1662". One of the most celebrated of the spectacular festivals held at Versailles by the young Louis XIV. The tournament took place in front of the Tuileries, in a vast amphitheatre since designated by the name 'place du Carrousel'. The descriptive text was written by Charles Perrault, who was secretary, assistant and advisor to Colbert in matters relating to the arts and sciences (1663), controller-general of the department of public works, member of the commission that later developed into the Académie des Inscriptions, and member of the Académie française.
[Ref: 18907]   £220.00  
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Le Duc de Guyse, Roy Ameriquain.
Le Duc de Guyse, Roy Ameriquain. La cuirasse étoit de peau de Dragons, dont les deux testes se rencontrant sur les épaules, vomissoient les manches, dont celle de dessus éoit de brocart vert, rebrodé de même que l'habit...Son Cimeterre étoit d'or garny de pierreries, le fourreau à la Chinoise enrichy de même, il portoit une masse d'armes à aîles dorées, & découpées à jour, dont le bâton étoit entouré d'un Serpent au naturel.
Iii.
[Paris, 1670.]
Engraving. Sheet 457 x 280mm. 18 x 11". Repairs.
Here an engraving of one of the American group, dressed in fantastic 'native American' costumes, the King, with an elaborate head piece, and a serpentine and dragon tehems costume; riding a unicorn. Early royal circus. From "Courses de testes et de bague faittes par le roy et par les princes et seigneurs de sa cour en l'année 1662". One of the most celebrated of the spectacular festivals held at Versailles by the young Louis XIV. The tournament took place in front of the Tuileries, in a vast amphitheatre since designated by the name 'place du Carrousel'. The descriptive text was written by Charles Perrault, who was secretary, assistant and advisor to Colbert in matters relating to the arts and sciences (1663), controller-general of the department of public works, member of the commission that later developed into the Académie des Inscriptions, and member of the Académie française.
[Ref: 18906]   £220.00  
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Manege,
Manege, Le Galop désuni du devant à droite; et le Galop désuni du devant à gauche.
[c.1751-7]
Engraving, platemark 355 x 220mm (14 x 8¾") very large margins.
Disunited gallop of front leg on right lead and disunited gallop of front leg on left lead. Plate showing movements in the 'manege' (riding academy), from the huge 'Encyclopaedia, or a Systematic Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts, and Crafts', published from 1751-7 and edited by Denis Diderot and Jean Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert. The encyclopaedia is famous for its attempt to encapsulate the thought of the Enlightenment, including contributions from Voltaire, Rousseau, Montesquieu and other major thinkers of the age.
[Ref: 40228]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Manege,
Manege, Le Galop désuni du derrière a gauche et Galop désuni du derriere à droite.
[c.1751-7]
Engraving, platemark 355 x 220mm (14 x 8¾") very large margins.
Disunited gallop of rear leg on left lead and disunited gallop of rear leg on right lead. Plate showing movements in the 'manege' (riding academy), from the huge 'Encyclopaedia, or a Systematic Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts, and Crafts', published from 1751-7 and edited by Denis Diderot and Jean Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert. The encyclopaedia is famous for its attempt to encapsulate the thought of the Enlightenment, including contributions from Voltaire, Rousseau, Montesquieu and other major thinkers of the age.
[Ref: 40229]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Johnson the Surprising Horseman who performs the several Feats of Horsemanship as below.
Johnson the Surprising Horseman who performs the several Feats of Horsemanship as below.
Price 1s Colour'd 6d plain. May's Buildings. [n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving, scarce. Sheet 195 x 315mm (7¾ x 12½"). Trimmed within plate, mounted on album paper.
A rare depiction of a horse acrobat, showing Johnson performing three stunts: standing on the back of one horse, then two and three horses. 'May's Buildings' were the premises of George Bickham the younger.
[Ref: 45042]   £380.00  
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La Lecon d'Equitation.
La Lecon d'Equitation.
..gihaut ..des... [text rubbed.]
[n.d. c.1835.]
Lithograph. 268 x 380mm. 10½ x 15". Spot to top left-hand corner.
A riding lesson at the military training academy. To the right; generals ride around on their horses, trotting around with precision. To the left; an officer laying across the horse holds on for his life as it gallops around the field. In the foreground; a horse bucks with an officer gripping onto its mane as a startled general stands behind the horse with his whip ready to control the horse. Seen in the centre middle-ground standing is a senior military figure wearing a bicorne.
[Ref: 17393]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Manege.  Dedie a Messire Marc-Rene de Voyer Marquis d'Argenson,  Marechal de Camp des Arnees du Roy, Lieutenant General de la Province d'Alsace, Gouverneur de Romorantin.
Le Manege. Dedie a Messire Marc-Rene de Voyer Marquis d'Argenson, Marechal de Camp des Arnees du Roy, Lieutenant General de la Province d'Alsace, Gouverneur de Romorantin. Tire de son Cabinet; et Grave de la meme grandeur que l'Original Parson tres-humble et tre Obeissant Serviteur T. Major.
P. Wouvermans pinx. T. Major sculp.
A Londres chez l'Auteur Graveur de S.A.R. Frederic Prince de Galles, a la Tete d'or dans West-Street [n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving, very rare, 360 x 450mm. 14¼ x 17¾". Centrefold as normal. Large margins.
A Riding School in a country estate, after Philip Wouvermans the 17th Century Dutch painter. Thomas Major studied in Paris under Jacques-Philippe Le Bas (1707-83), tutor to many of the century's best engravers. Examples of Wouwerman's work could be found in the leading 18th century collections of Dutch and Flemish masters in both France and England. The subject of a riding school was one he tackled many times in his career. The painting was in the collection of Marc-Rene de Voyer, 3rd Marquis d'Argenson (1722-87) who had become a friend after his father, the 2nd Marquis, had helped to secure Major's release from the Bastille where he had been incarcerated shortly after his arrival in Paris. On Major's return to England he developed a reputation as one of the best engravers of his day.
[Ref: 21625]   £380.00  
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[Two sheets showing dressage.]
[Two sheets showing dressage.]
Joh. El. Ridinger inv. delineavit exc. Aug. Vind.
Martin Elias Ridiger filius aeri incidit [n.d., c.1760.]
Pair of engravings, very scarce with large margins; each platemark approx 360 x 560mm (14 x 22"). Faint centre creases; good margins.
Two large sheets showing a total of twenty-one dressage movements, with key in French and German below. One sheet has a hunting context (with hounds), the other is military (with standard, weapons and drum). Engraved and published by the Ridinger family of printmakers.
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Tournament at Wormsley, Oxfordshire,
Tournament at Wormsley, Oxfordshire, 6th, August 1840.
Printed by c. Hullmandel [n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph, image 170 x 510mm. 6¾ x 20". Trimmed to image and title. Two flattened folds.
A jousting tournament in the grounds of the Wormsley Park estate between Stokenchurch and Watlington in the Chiltern Hills of Buckinghamshire.
[Ref: 8734]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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