PLUVINEL, Antoine de.
L'instruction du roy en l'exercice de monter a cheval.
[...] Le tout enrichy de grandes figures en taille douce, representant les vrayes & naïfves actions des hommes & des chevaux en tous les airs, & maneiges, courses de bague...ensemble les figures des brides, les plus necessaires à c
Folio (38.5 x 26 cm), engraved frontispiece Louis XIII, double-page engraved title dated 1629 (as in the second edition), printed title dated 1627 (second edition), divsion de tout l'oeuvre leaf, au Roy leaf, engraved portrait of Pluvinel engraved portrait of Menou with verse beneath and privilege du Roy to verso, 207 pp divided into three parts (1-70; 71-115, 117-207) as in the first edition, 58 double-page engraved plates mostly by de Passe, nineteenth century mottled calf gilt, covers ruled in gilt, spine in six compartments, morocco lettering-piece to second, others gilt, lightly rubbed, raised bands, all edges gilt, short splits to a few folds (plates 12, 14, 22, 35, 40), plate 36 with longer split into image, crease to plate 3, occasional trivial spotting or staining, a very good example.
Cf. Dejager 166 & 167; Cf Menessier, II, 329-330; Cf. Mellon/Podeschi 21.