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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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[William Cavendish, Duke Newcastle] Apres l'homme le Cheval le plus noble animal...
[William Cavendish, Duke Newcastle] Apres l'homme le Cheval le plus noble animal...
Abr. à Diepenbeke delineavit. Petr. van Lisbetten sculpsit.
[London: John Brindley, 1743.]
Engraving. 390 x 520mm (15¼ x 20½"), with red ruling. Some staining.
Equestrian portrait of William Cavendish (1593-1676), 1st Duke of Newcastle, in armour, baton in hand, horse rearing on a plinth, surrounded by cherubs and military trophies. After the Royalist defeat in the Civil War, Cavendish settled in Antwerp, where his treatise on horsemanship, 'La Methode et Invention nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux', was published by Jacob van Meurs c.1658. This example is from the first English edition, 'A General System of Horsemanship in All Its Branches'.
[Ref: 55974]   £360.00  
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[William Cavendish, Duke Newcastle] Lat Bataille Gaignee.
[William Cavendish, Duke Newcastle] Lat Bataille Gaignee.
Abr. à Diepenbeke delineavit. Pet. Clouwe sculpsit.
[London: John Brindley, 1743.]
Engraving, 18th century watermark. 385 x 505mm (15¼ x 19¾"). Small margins. Repairs to centre fold and two repaired tears in bottom margin.
Equestrian portrait of William Cavendish (1593-1676), 1st Duke of Newcastle, in armour, baton in hand, a black groom with the duke's helmet behind.. In the background a battle rages. Newcastle's treatise on horsemanship, 'La Methode et Invention nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux' was first published in Antwerp by Jacob van Meurs c.1658. This example from the first English edition, 'A General System of Horsemanship in All Its Branches'. After the defeat of the Royalist cause in the Civil War William Cavendish (1592-1676) settled in Antwerp, where this work was engraved.
[Ref: 53905]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Curia Brabantiæ, in celebri et populosa Urbe Bruxellis.
Curia Brabantiæ, in celebri et populosa Urbe Bruxellis.
J.v. Velde fecit.
CJVisscher excudit. [Amsterdam, n.d., c.1645.]
Scarce etching. Sheet 430 x 540mm (17 x 21¼"). Trimmed to printed border, mounted on card, several tears, some loss of printed detail made up with ink mss.
A bird's-eye view of the Palace of Coudenberg, seat of the Dukes of Burgundy, with a ten-point key of buildings. In the foreground is a jousting tournament. A copy of the view published by Cornelis de Jode c.1600.
BM 1840,0314.169, used in Nicolaes Janzoon Visscher's 'Belgium sive Germaniae Inferioris...'.
[Ref: 38166]   £360.00  
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[Dressage.] Courbetten in einem Circel Lincks.
[Dressage.] Courbetten in einem Circel Lincks. Courbettes sur Les voltes à Gauche. P: 210. Num: 4.
[1700.]
Engraving, early 18th century watermark. Plate: 240 x 330mm (9½ x 13'') very large margins Marking, central fold as normal.
A plate from 'La Mode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux' 1700 by William Cavendish (1592-1676). Cavendish was an influential and staunch Royalist who fought for Charles I during the Civil War, after Charles's execution he moved to Paris and then Antwerp where he set up a riding school. In 1657 he published the first edition of 'La Mode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux', the illustrations were engraved after designs by Abraham van Diepenbeeck and engraved by Cornelis van Caukercken, Peter Clouet, Pieter de Jode II, Theodoor van Kessel, Peeter van Lisebetten, Adriaen Lommelin and Lucas Vorsterman the Younger.
[Ref: 49178]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dressage.] Crupaden Lincks.
[Dressage.] Crupaden Lincks.
[1700.]
Engraving. Plate: 215 x 345mm (8½ x 13½''). Foxing and marking.
A plate from 'La Mode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux' 1700 by William Cavendish (1592-1676). Cavendish was an influential and staunch Royalist who fought for Charles I during the Civil War, after Charles's execution he moved to Paris and then Antwerp where he set up a riding school. In 1657 he published the first edition of 'La Mode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux', the illustrations were engraved after designs by Abraham van Diepenbeeck and engraved by Cornelis van Caukercken, Peter Clouet, Pieter de Jode II, Theodoor van Kessel, Peeter van Lisebetten, Adriaen Lommelin and Lucas Vorsterman the Younger.
[Ref: 49179]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dressage.] Courbetten Durüct in einem Circtel Rechts.
[Dressage.] Courbetten Durüct in einem Circtel Rechts. Courbettes en arriere sur les votles à Droite. Pag: 210. Num: 7.
[1700.]
Engraving, early 18th century watermark. Plate: 245 x 315mm (9¾ x 12½'') very large margins. Marking, central fold as normal.
A plate from 'La Mode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux' 1700 by William Cavendish (1592-1676). Cavendish was an influential and staunch Royalist who fought for Charles I during the Civil War, after Charles's execution he moved to Paris and then Antwerp where he set up a riding school. In 1657 he published the first edition of 'La Mode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux', the illustrations were engraved after designs by Abraham van Diepenbeeck and engraved by Cornelis van Caukercken, Peter Clouet, Pieter de Jode II, Theodoor van Kessel, Peeter van Lisebetten, Adriaen Lommelin and Lucas Vorsterman the Younger.
[Ref: 49176]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dressage.] Courbetten auf einer Stelle Lincks.
[Dressage.] Courbetten auf einer Stelle Lincks. Courbettes de ferme à ferme à Gauche. Pag: 210. Num: 2.
[1700.]
Engraving, early 18th century watermark. Plate: 240 x 330mm (9½ x 13'') very large margins. Marking, central fold as normal.
A plate from 'La Mode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux' 1700 by William Cavendish (1592-1676). Cavendish was an influential and staunch Royalist who fought for Charles I during the Civil War, after Charles's execution he moved to Paris and then Antwerp where he set up a riding school. In 1657 he published the first edition of 'La Mode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux', the illustrations were engraved after designs by Abraham van Diepenbeeck and engraved by Cornelis van Caukercken, Peter Clouet, Pieter de Jode II, Theodoor van Kessel, Peeter van Lisebetten, Adriaen Lommelin and Lucas Vorsterman the Younger.
[Ref: 49177]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Dressage.] Courbetten in einenn Circel Rechts.
[Dressage.] Courbetten in einenn Circel Rechts. Courbettes sur les voltes, à Droite. Pl.210. Num. 3.
[1700.]
Rare engraving, early 18th century watermark. Plate: 245 x 315mm (9¾ x 12½'') very large margins. Marking, central fold as normal.
A plate from 'La Mode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux' 1700 by William Cavendish (1592-1676). Cavendish was an influential and staunch Royalist who fought for Charles I during the Civil War, after Charles's execution he moved to Paris and then Antwerp where he set up a riding school. In 1657 he published the first edition of 'La Mode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux', the illustrations were engraved after designs by Abraham van Diepenbeeck and engraved by Cornelis van Caukercken, Peter Clouet, Pieter de Jode II, Theodoor van Kessel, Peeter van Lisebetten, Adriaen Lommelin and Lucas Vorsterman the Younger.
[Ref: 49175]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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Figure de l'habit de Chevallier a la Pluvinelle.
Figure de l'habit de Chevallier a la Pluvinelle. Figure 2. B. 1 partie.
[drawn and engraved by Crispijn de Passe the younger.]
[Paris, c.1623.]
Engraving on two plates. Outer plate 315 x 410mm (12½ x 16"), very large margins. Spotting and creasing at top.
An engraving of the doublet, hat and boots of a dressage rider, within a separately-printed architectural border. A plate from Antoine de Pluvinel's important work on dressage, published first in 1623 as 'Le Maneige Royal' and secondly as 'L'instrvction du Roy, en L'exercice de Monter a Cheval' in 1625. Pluvinel (1562-1620), the first French riding master, taught Louis XIII to ride, and the king often takes centre stage in the plates from this work.
[Ref: 57448]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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[Louis XIII watching a horse being trained.]
[Louis XIII watching a horse being trained.] Figure 47. CCC. Seconde partie.
[drawn and engraved by Crispijn de Passe the younger.]
[Paris, c.1623.]
Engraving on two plates. Outer plate 315 x 410mm (12½ x 16"), very large margins. Creasing at top.
A scene in the riding yard of the Tuileries, with Louis XIII watching a horse being trained to leap a barrier, watched by a dozen named courtiers. Around the image is a separately-printed architectural border. A plate from Antoine de Pluvinel's important work on dressage, published first in 1623 as 'Le Maneige Royal' and secondly as 'L'instrvction du Roy, en L'exercice de Monter a Cheval' in 1625. Pluvinel (1562-1620), the first French riding master, taught Louis XIII to ride, and the king often takes centre stage in the plates from this work.
[Ref: 57451]   £320.00  
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[Horse training.]
[Horse training.] Figure 5. 1 partie.
[drawn and engraved by Crispijn de Passe the younger.]
[Paris, c.1623.]
Engraving on two plates. Outer plate 315 x 410mm (12½ x 16"), with very large margins. Tears taped. Creasing on top.
A scene in the courtyard of the Louvre, with Louis XIII watching a horse being trained at a pillar, with two named courtiers. Around the image is a separately-printed architectural border. A plate from Antoine de Pluvinel's important work on dressage, published first in 1623 as 'Le Maneige Royal' and secondly as 'L'instrvction du Roy, en L'exercice de Monter a Cheval' in 1625. Pluvinel (1562-1620), the first French riding master, taught Louis XIII to ride, and the king often takes centre stage in the plates from this work.
[Ref: 57461]   £320.00  
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[Dressage.]
[Dressage.]
Cornelis Nicolai Schurtz Sculp. Norinburg.
[Nuremberg: Wolfgang Moritz Endter, 1678.]
Engraving with hand colour. 205 x 295mm (8 x 11½"). Top edge worn, affecting platemark. Trimmed.
Three equestrian women in elaborate costume riding side saddle, accompanied by a male rider and two equerries. From Georg Simon Winter von Adlers Flügel's 'Bellerophon, sive Eques peritus'. Winter (1629-1701), a veterinarian and the director of several German stud farms, published a number of important early treatises on raising horses, equestrian art and veterinary medicine.
[Ref: 48191]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Eglintoun Castle and Tournament.
Eglintoun Castle and Tournament. taken on the spot for the Court Gazette.
G. Brandard,lith. Day & Haghe, Lith.rs to the Queen.
Glenny, Publisher, Strand [n.d., c.1839].
Rare lithograph. Sheet 280 x 385mm (11 x 15¼"). Marks in margins.
Two knights in full armour jousting, showing the moment of impact. The Eglington Tournament of 1839 was a re-enactment of a medieval tournament with other games and entertainments held at Eglinton Castle, Ayrshire. It drew 100,000 spectators.
[Ref: 56438]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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The Eglinton Testimonial.
The Eglinton Testimonial. A Representation of the Piece of Plate Presented by the Noblemen, Gentlemen and Ladies Present at the Festivities Celebrated at Eglinton Castle, in the Autumn of 1839, to the Earl of Eglinton and Winton, Lord of the Tournament.
Manufactured by Mess.rs Garrard and Co., London. Goldsmiths, &c. to the Crown.
Landells, Bride Court, Fleet Street, sculpt.
Engraving on india paper. Scarce. Sheet: 290 x 370mm (11½ x 14½"). Offset.
An illustration of the Eglinton Trophy presented to Archibald, Earl of Eglinton in thanks for his holding the Eglinton Tournament on 30th August 1839. The tournament was a re-enactment of a medieval joust and drew a huge crowd of 100,000. Many famous people and nobility watched and participated including Prince Louis Napoleon. In ink in bottom left corner "Weight 1501 ½ Ounces, Height 4' 6"".
[Ref: 42683]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Eglinton Tournament] General View of the Lists.
[Eglinton Tournament] General View of the Lists.
[James Henry Nixon.]
London: March 1st 1842. Published by Colnaghi & Puckle, Cockspur St.
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 390 x 560mm (15½ x 22"), with wide margins. Surface soiling, dusty.
The 13th Earl of Eglinton staged a tournament for his family and friends at his estate in Ayrshire. The 4,000 expected visitors turned into 100,000 from all over the British Isles but, because tickets were free, Eglington had to spend much of the wealth of his estate on the three-day event.
Twenty of James Henry Nixon's watercolours of the event are held in the Future Museum, Scotland.
[Ref: 53353]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Eglinton Tournament] Authentic Costume of Lady Seymour, Queen of Beauty, as She appeared at the Tournament.
[Eglinton Tournament] Authentic Costume of Lady Seymour, Queen of Beauty, as She appeared at the Tournament. Eglinton Castle. Aug.st 1839.
Bouvier, Del.
Published by Tho.s McLean, 26 Haymarket, Sep.t 16th 1839.
Tinted lithographs with very fine hand colour. Sheet 455 x 355mm (18 x 14"), with large margins. Published version trimmed into publication line at bottom.
A full-length portrait of Jane Georgiana Seymour (1809-84, wife of Duke of Somerset), in gothic dress for the Eglinton Tournament of 1839. The 13th Earl of Eglinton staged a tournament for his family and friends at his estate in Ayrshire. The 4,000 expected visitors turned into 100,000 from all over the British Isles but, because tickets were free, Eglington had to spend much of the wealth of his estate on the three-day event.
See Ref: 53352 for unique colourist's proof.
[Ref: 53287]   £260.00  
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[Eglinton Tournament] Procession to the Lists.
[Eglinton Tournament] Procession to the Lists.
[James Henry Nixon.]
London: March 1st 1842. Published by Colnaghi & Puckle, Cockspur St.
Tinted lithograph with fine hand colour. Sheet 390 x 560mm (15½ x 22"). Surface soiling in borders, tears edges chipped.
A team of bagpipers lead a knight to the joust. The 13th Earl of Eglinton staged a tournament for his family and friends at his estate in Ayrshire. The 4,000 expected visitors turned into 100,000 from all over the British Isles but, because tickets were free, Eglington had to spend much of the wealth of his estate on the three-day event.
Twenty of James Henry Nixon's watercolours of the event are held in the Future Museum, Scotland.
[Ref: 53290]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Eglinton Tournament] Knights of the White Rose.
[Eglinton Tournament] Knights of the White Rose.
J.H. Nixon.
London: March 1st 1842. Published by Colnaghi & Puckle, Cockspur St.
Tinted lithograph with very fine hand colour. Sheet 390 x 560mm (15½ x 22"), with very wide margins. Surface soiling in borders, edges chipped.
The White Rose team for the Eglinton Tournament of 1839, led by William Campbell as a knight in armour, with standard bearer, squires and foot soldiers. The 13th Earl of Eglinton staged a tournament for his family and friends at his estate in Ayrshire. The 4,000 expected visitors turned into 100,000 from all over the British Isles but, because tickets were free, Eglington had to spend much of the wealth of his estate on the three-day event.
Twenty of James Henry Nixon's watercolours of the event are held in the Future Museum, Scotland.
[Ref: 53288]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Eglinton Tournament] [Authentic Costume of Lady Seymour, Queen of Beauty, as She appeared at the Tournament.
[Eglinton Tournament] [Authentic Costume of Lady Seymour, Queen of Beauty, as She appeared at the Tournament. Eglinton Castle. Aug.st 1839.]
Bouvier, Del.
Published by Tho.s McLean, 26 Haymarket, Sep.t 16th 1839.
Tinted lithograph, unique proof before letters, with fine hand colour, with ink mss colouring guide. Sheet 540 x 380mm (21¼ x 15"). Taped tear, some suface soiling.
A full-length portrait of Jane Georgiana Seymour (1809-84, wife of Duke of Somerset), in gothic dress for the Eglinton Tournament of 1839, with a colourist's guide. The 13th Earl of Eglinton staged a tournament for his family and friends at his estate in Ayrshire. The 4,000 expected visitors turned into 100,000 from all over the British Isles but, because tickets were free, Eglington had to spend much of the wealth of his estate on the three-day event.
See 53287 for published state.
[Ref: 53352]   £380.00  
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[Eglinton Tournament] [The Banquet.]
[Eglinton Tournament] [The Banquet.]
[James Henry Nixon.]
London: March 1st 1842. Published by Colnaghi & Puckle, Cockspur St.
Tinted lithograph with very fine hand colour. Sheet 390 x 560mm (15½ x 22"), with very large margins. Surface soiling in borders, edges chipped.
The tournament banquet, with the diners in period costume. The 13th Earl of Eglinton staged a tournament for his family and friends at his estate in Ayrshire. The 4,000 expected visitors turned into 100,000 from all over the British Isles but, because tickets were free, Eglington had to spend much of the wealth of his estate on the three-day event.
Twenty of James Henry Nixon's watercolours of the event are held in the Future Museum, Scotland.
[Ref: 53289]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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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   (£348.00 incl.VAT)
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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.
[Etched by Israel Silvestre after François Chauveau.]
[Paris, c.1670.]
Etching with letterpress. Sheet 407 x 280mm (16 x 11"). Repairs.
An equestrian portrait of one of the participants in Louis XIV's 'Grand Carrousel', a festivity held at the Tuileries on the 5th June 1662. The procession consisted of riders dressed in elaborate costumes, in this case in fantastical native American dress, with a headdress of pearls and heron feathers, with a jaguar-skin saddle. From a large collection of plates recording the 'Grand Carrousel', "Courses de testes et de bague faittes par le roy et par les princes et seigneurs de sa cour en l'année 1662", with a descriptive text was written by Charles Perrault.
[Ref: 18903]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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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.
[Etched by Israel Silvestre after François Chauveau.]
[Paris, c.1670.]
Etching with letterpress. Sheet 470 x 280mm (18½ x 11").
An illustration of some of the participants in Louis XIV's 'Grand Carrousel', a festivity held at the Tuileries on the 5th June 1662. The procession consisted of people dressed in elaborate costumes, in this case fantastical 'native American' footmen attending to a horse disguised as a unicorn. From a large collection of plates recording the 'Grand Carrousel', "Courses de testes et de bague faittes par le roy et par les princes et seigneurs de sa cour en l'année 1662", with a descriptive text was written by Charles Perrault.
[Ref: 18904]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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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.
[Etched by Israel Silvestre after François Chauveau.]
[Paris, c.1670.]
Etching with letterpress. Sheet 450 x 280mm (17¾ x 11"). Repairs.
An illustration of two of the participants in Louis XIV's 'Grand Carrousel', a festivity held at the Tuileries on the 5th June 1662. The procession consisted of people dressed in elaborate costumes, in this case a fantastical 'native American' squire and page, one mounted on a unicorn. From a large collection of plates recording the 'Grand Carrousel', "Courses de testes et de bague faittes par le roy et par les princes et seigneurs de sa cour en l'année 1662", with a descriptive text was written by Charles Perrault.
[Ref: 18905]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Le Duc de Guise, Roy Ameriquain.
Le Duc de Guise, 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.
[Etched by Israel Silvestre after François Chauveau.]
[Paris, c.1670.]
Etching with letterpress. Sheet 457 x 280mm (18 x 11"). Repairs.
An equestrian portrait of Henri II de Lorraine (1614-64), 5th Duc de Guise, when participating in Louis XIV's 'Grand Carrousel', a festivity held at the Tuileries on the 5th June 1662. He is dressed in the fantastical costume of the 'king of the American', with heron-feather headdress and dragon-skin armour, and is mounted on a unicorn. From a large collection of plates recording the 'Grand Carrousel', "Courses de testes et de bague faittes par le roy et par les princes et seigneurs de sa cour en l'année 1662", with a descriptive text was written by Charles Perrault.
[Ref: 18906]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Dux Aurelianensis, Persarum Rex.
Dux Aurelianensis, Persarum Rex.
[after François Chauveau.]
[Paris, c.1743.]
Etching. Plate 311 x 266mm (12¼ x 10½").
An equestrian portrait of one of the participants in Louis XIV's 'Grand Carrousel', a festivity held at the Tuileries on the 5th June 1662. He is dressed in the fantastical costume of the 'king of the Persians', with heron-feather headdress and dragon-skin armour, and is mounted on prancing horse. A copy of an etching from a large collection of plates recording the 'Grand Carrousel', "Courses de testes et de bague faittes par le roy et par les princes et seigneurs de sa cour en l'année 1662". It is likely to be from 'Recuiel Manifique des Estampes du Cabinet du Roy de France', 1743.
[Ref: 18907]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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a Description of the Solemn Justes held at Westminster the 13th day of February in the first year of Henry the VIII
a Description of the Solemn Justes held at Westminster the 13th day of February in the first year of Henry the VIII in honor of his Queen Katherin upon the birth of their eldest Son Prince Henry. A.D. 1510. taken from the Oriiginal Roll now in the College of Armes, London.
Sumptibus Soc. Antiquariæ Lond. A.D. 1726.
Engraved frontispiece and five plates, complete. 250 x 500mm (9¾ x 19¾"). Laid on album paper at the corners.
A mounted procession, with an engraved text description.
Provenance: Sandys Family, Ormersley Court, Worcestershire.
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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"), with 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"), with 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, Standing on One, Two & Three Horses in full Speed.
Johnson, Standing on One, Two & Three Horses in full Speed.
[n.d., c.1760.]
Etching. Sheet 125 x 205mm (5 x 8"). Small margins; slight stain top right in margin.
A trick rider in a field adjoining the Three Hats Public House in Islington.
[Ref: 52037]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Jousting Knights.]
[Jousting Knights.]
J.S. [James Stuart.]
London Published by Colnaghi June 1821.
Etching, printed on india. Plate: 230 x 275mm (9 x 10¾"), with very large margins. Staining in margins on left.
A jousting scene in which two mounted figures charge at each other with jousts. Perhaps a plate from his series 'Etchings of Militray Subjects by an Amateur'.
Provenance: Edge Hall Library, Cheshire
[Ref: 46836]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Louis XIII practicing jousting.]
[Louis XIII practicing jousting.] Figure 47. CCC. Seconde partie.
[drawn and engraved by Crispijn de Passe the younger.]
[Paris, c.1623.]
Engraving on two plates. Outer plate 315 x 410mm (12½ x 16"), on paper with 17th century watermark, very large margins. Creasing at top.
Louis XIII riding down a tilt barrier striking a mannikin in the forehead, watched by four named courtiers, including Earl of Carlisle. Around the image is a separately-printed architectural border. A plate from Antoine de Pluvinel's important work on dressage, published first in 1623 as 'Le Maneige Royal' and secondly as 'L'instrvction du Roy, en L'exercice de Monter a Cheval' in 1625. Pluvinel (1562-1620), the first French riding master, taught Louis XIII to ride, and the king often takes centre stage in the plates from this work.
[Ref: 57450]   £320.00  
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The Tilt Yard of the 19.th Century. Near the Regents Park. Saturday July 13.th 1839.
The Tilt Yard of the 19.th Century. Near the Regents Park. Saturday July 13.th 1839. Heralds. Lord Glenlyon. Earl of Eglington. Retainers. Centre Figure the Marquis of Waterford. Cap.n Maynard. Retainer. [under]
Waterhouse Hawkins del.t. Printed by L.M. Lefevre, Newman St.
Published by Tho.s Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket. [n.d. c.1845.]
Very rare lithograph with fine hand colour. 280 x 360mm (11 x 14¼").
A scene with two knights in full armour jousting, another tilting at rings and a third lancing a dummy. The Eyre Arms, on the Finchley Road, was the site of rehersals for the Eglington Tournament in 1839, a re-enactment of medieval joust with other games and entertainments held at Eglinton Castle, Ayrshire. These practice sessions were as popular as the main event, which drew 100,000 spectators. The artist, Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807-94) is better known for his natural history work: he contributed illustrations to ''The Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Beagle'' and created the life-size concrete dinosaurs at Crystal Palace.
Collage: [uncoloured] p5387481. Ex collection: Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 20758]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Tilt Yard of the 19th Century. Near the Regents Park. Saturday July 13.th 1839.
The Tilt Yard of the 19th Century. Near the Regents Park. Saturday July 13.th 1839.
Waterhouse Hawkins del.t. Printed by L.M. Lefevre, Newman St.
Published by Tho.s Mc.Lean, 26, Haymarket. [n.d. c.1845.]
Very rare lithograph. 280 x 360mm (11 x 14¼"), large margins.
A scene with two knights in full armour jousting, another tilting at rings and a third lancing a dummy. The Eyre Arms, on the Finchley Road, was the site of rehersals for the Eglington Tournament in 1839, a re-enactment of a medieval tournament with other games and entertainments held at Eglinton Castle, Ayrshire. These practice sessions were as popular as the main event, which drew 100,000 spectators. The artist, Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807-94) is better known for his natural history work: he contributed illustrations to ''The Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Beagle'' and created the life-size concrete dinosaurs at Crystal Palace.
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[Jousting armour.] Pieces des Armes rompce en lice faict au Naturel dans Le Logis de M. le Duc de Bellegar de grand Escuter de france.
[Jousting armour.] Pieces des Armes rompce en lice faict au Naturel dans Le Logis de M. le Duc de Bellegar de grand Escuter de france. Figure 50. ooo 2 partie.
[drawn and engraved by Crispijn de Passe the younger.]
[Paris, c.1623.]
Engraving on two plates. Outer plate 315 x 410mm (12½ x 16"), large margins on 3 sides. Tears affecting image at top, damp stains and creasing. Small loss top right.
An illustration of various parts of a knight's jousting armour. Around the image is a separately-printed architectural border. A plate from Antoine de Pluvinel's important work on dressage, published first in 1623 as 'Le Maneige Royal' and secondly as 'L'instrvction du Roy, en L'exercice de Monter a Cheval' in 1625. Pluvinel (1562-1620), the first French riding master, taught Louis XIII to ride, and the king often takes centre stage in the plates from this work.
[Ref: 57452]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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Tournament At Calais In 1416.
Tournament At Calais In 1416. Richard Earl Of Warwick Unhorsing Sir Collard Fynes.
Painted by Edward Corbould. Glyphographed by Thomas Taylor.
[n.d., c.1870.]
Glyphograph, sheet 560 x 730mm. 22 x 28¾".
An impressive example of the glyphograph printing method, patented in 1842, of creating a relief printing block by drawing through a composition on a metal plate, and making an electrotype of the result. After Edward Henry Corbould (1815 - 1905).
[Ref: 11348]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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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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[Louis XIII on horseback with a lance.]
[Louis XIII on horseback with a lance.] Figur. 39. 3 part.
[drawn and engraved by Crispijn de Passe the younger.]
[Paris, c.1623.]
Engraving. Sheet 210 x 300mm (8¼ x 11¾"). Trimmed within image, edges chipped. Damaged and loss.
The king in profile with portraits of eleven named courtiers. A plate from Antoine de Pluvinel's important work on dressage, published first in 1623 as 'Le Maneige Royal' and secondly as 'L'instrvction du Roy, en L'exercice de Monter a Cheval' in 1625. Pluvinel (1562-1620), the first French riding master, taught Louis XIII to ride, so the king often takes centre stage in the plates from this work.
[Ref: 57449]   £95.00   (£114.00 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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Le Seigneur Charles viscomte de Mansfield l'Ené Et le Seigneur Henrÿ Cavendÿshe le Cadet.
Le Seigneur Charles viscomte de Mansfield l'Ené Et le Seigneur Henrÿ Cavendÿshe le Cadet.
Abr. à Diepenbeke delin. Petr. van Lisebetten Sculp.
[London: John Brindley, 1743.]
Engraving. 385 x 510mm (15¼ x 20"). Centre fold as usual. Thread margins.
A group portrait of William Cavendish (1592-1676, later 1st Duke of Newcastle) and his wife seated watching his two sons practicing dressage. Also seated under the arcade are their four daughters and their husbands. Plate 42 of the Duke of Newcastle's treatise on horsemanship, 'La Methode et Invention nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux', first published in Antwerp by Jacob van Meurs c.1658, but this example from the first English edition, 'A General System of Horsemanship in All Its Branches'. After the defeat of the Royalist cause in the Civil War Cavendish settled in Antwerp, where this work was engraved. However his estates at Bolsover and Welbeck Abbey were often the backdrop of these famous dressage plates.
[Ref: 48205]   £360.00  
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Rubecan un Rousin.
Rubecan un Rousin.
Abr. à Diepenbeke delin. Lucas Vorstermans Sculp.
[London: John Brindley, 1743.]
Engraving. 385 x 530mm (15¼ x 21"). Centre fold as usual, trimmed within plate at sides, as issued.
A portrait of a squire holding the reins of a horse, landscape behind. Plate 10 of the Duke of Newcastle's treatise on horsemanship, 'La Methode et Invention nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux', first published in Antwerp by Jacob van Meurs c.1658, but this example from the first English edition, 'A General System of Horsemanship in All Its Branches'. After the defeat of the Royalist cause in the Civil War William Cavendish (1592-1676) settled in Antwerp, where this work was engraved. However his estates at Bolsover and Welbeck Abbey were often the backdrop of these famous dressage plates.
[Ref: 48206]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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[Riding School.]
[Riding School.]
à Joh: El: Ridinger inv: et del: Aug: Vindel: 1744. & Mart: El: Ridinger Filio suo æri incisi 1774.
[Augsburg, c.1774.]
Scarce large etching, 18th century watermark. 375 x 630mm (14¾ x 24¾"), with very wide margins. Slight worming in margins on left. Two stains top left. Otherwise mint.
An untitled scene of the courtyard of a riding school, each filled with horses, dogs and horse trainers, with prospective buyers on a balcony, with a key noting the horse-training techniques being depicted. Painted by Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767) and engraved by his son Martin Elias (1730-81).
[Ref: 52901]   £750.00  
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[Riding School]
[Riding School]
à Joh: El: Ridinger inv: et del: Aug: Vindel: 1744. & Mart: El: Ridinger Filio suo æri incisi 1774.
[Augsburg, c.1774.]
Scarce large etching. 375 x 630mm (14¾ x 24¾") very large margins.
An untitled scene of the courtyard of a riding school, each filled with horses, dogs and horse trainers, with prospective buyers looking over a wall, with a key noting the horse-training techniques being depicted. Painted by Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767) and engraved by his son Martin Elias (1730-81).
[Ref: 52902]   £680.00  
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[Riding School.]
[Riding School.]
à Joh: El: Ridinger inv: et del: Aug: Vindel: 1744. & Mart: El: Ridinger Filio suo æri incisi 1774.
[Augsburg, c.1774.]
Scarce large etching. 375 x 630mm (14¾ x 24¾"), with large margins.
An untitled scene, filled with horses, dogs, horse trainers and prospective buyers, with a key noting the horse-training techniques being depicted. Painted by Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767) and engraved by his son Martin Elias (1730-81).
[Ref: 52869]   £750.00  
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[Riding School]
[Riding School]
à Joh: El: Ridinger inv: et del: Aug: Vindel: 1744. & Mart: El: Ridinger Filio suo æri incisi 1774.
[Augsburg, c.1774.]
Scarce large etching. 375 x 630mm (14¾ x 24¾"), with wide margins. Very slight stain left top. Otherwise mint.
An untitled scene of the interior of a riding school, each filled with horses, dogs and horse trainers, with prospective buyers on a balcony, with a key noting the horse-training techniques being depicted. Painted by Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767) and engraved by his son Martin Elias (1730-81).
[Ref: 52900]   £750.00  
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[Riding School]
[Riding School]
à Joh: El: Ridinger inv: et del: Aug: Vindel: 1744. & Mart: El: Ridinger Filio suo æri incisi 1774.
[Augsburg, c.1774.]
Scarce large etching, 18th century watermark. 375 x 630mm (14¾ x 24¾") with wide margins. Slight stain in sky and small wormholes in left edge, otherwise mint.
An untitled scene, filled with horses, dogs and horse trainers, with prospective buyers on a terrace, with a key noting the horse-training techniques being depicted. Painted by Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767) and engraved by his son Martin Elias (1730-81).
[Ref: 52899]   £750.00  
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[Riding School.]
[Riding School.]
à Joh: El: Ridinger inv: et del: Aug: Vindel: 1744. & Mart: El: Ridinger Filio suo æri incisi 1774.
[Augsburg, c.1774.]
Scarce large etching, 18th century watermark. 375 x 630mm (14¾ x 24¾") with wide margins. Mint.
An untitled scene, filled with horses, dogs and horse trainers, with prospective buyers on a terrace, with a key noting the horse-training techniques being depicted. Painted by Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767) and engraved by his son Martin Elias (1730-81).
[Ref: 52898]   £750.00  
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[Military dressage.]
[Military dressage.]
Joh. El. Ridinger inv. del. et exc. Aug. Vind. Martin Elias Ridiger filius aeri incidit.
[Augsburg, n.d., c.1760.]
Engraving. 360 x 560mm (14 x 22"). Nicks in edges of large margins.
A large outdoor scene of a column of cavalrymen acclimatising their horses to army life, with guns fired, bugles blown, drums beaten and flags waved. Underneath erxplanations are given in German and French. Painted by Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767), a painter, engraver and publisher famed for his animal and hunting scenes, and engraved by his son Martin (1730-80).
[Ref: 32328]   £590.00  
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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.]
Scarce pair of engravings, each c. 360 x 560mm (14 x 22"), with large margins. 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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