[Vorstellung und Beschreibung derer Schul und Campagne Pferden nach ihren Lectionen.]
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
[Ref: 31717] £2,000.00