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Comprehensive 12th-century Arabic treatise on agriculture

ABU ZAKARIYA ibn al-AWWAM. Libro de agricultura. ... Tomo I[-II].
BROECK, Victor van den. Catecismo de agricultura.
VILLE, Georges. Abonos químicos conferencias agrícolas.
Seville, Biblioteca Científico Literaria; Madrid, Victoriano Suarez (colophon: printed by Salvador Acuña y Comp., Seville), 1878. 2 volumes. Imperial 16mo (18 x 11.5 cm). Later half turquoise sheepskin. 512; 552 pp. Full description
€ 1,750
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Horse racing

ADAM, Victor. [L'hippodrome au coin du feu].
Paris, A. de Vresse, [ca. 1845?]. Oblong 1mo (full-sheet leaves) or oblong Royal folio (30 x 42 cm). With 16 hand-coloured lithographed plates, each with a caption and decorative border. Lacking the title-page.Original publishers gold-blocked blue cloth. With a bookseller's ticket. [16] ll. Full description
€ 6,000
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Rare classic of Elizabethan horsemanship

ASTLEY, John. The art of riding, set foorth in a breefe treatise, with a due interpretation out of certeine places alledged out of Xenophon, and Gryson ...
London, Henry Denham, 1584. 4to. Gold-tooled red morocco (ca. 1890) by Riviere & son; rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down. [8], 79, [1] pp. Full description
€ 28,000
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Sixth edition of the conversation on bees and apiculture of Theodorus Clutius and Carolus Clusius

CLUTIUS, Theodorus (Dirk Outgaertsz CLUYT). Van de byen, haer wonderlijke oorspronk, natuur, eygenschap ... Item hoe men de byen profijtelijck opvoeden en regeeren sal. Noch: Wat nuttigheyt dat men van honnich en was kan krijgen ...Including: (2) Meesterye voor de paarden, om te weten alle de secreten, alsoo men die gebruyckt by den maerschalk des keysers ende eertz-hertogen keyser Carolus de vijfde. ...
Amsterdam, widow of Gysbert de Groot, 1705. 2 works in 1. 8vo. Modern vellum over boards. [12], 218, [22]; [42] pp. Full description
€ 1,800
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Lavishly illustrated history of the Dutch cavalry, "among the most beautiful military publications in the world"

ES, N.J.A.P.H. van. Het historisch Museum van het Korps Rijdende Artillerie.
Arnhem, Coers & Roest and G.J. Thieme, [1898-1903]. 5 volumes bound as 10. Large 4to (37 x 31 cm). With numerous plates and illustrations and decorations in text, many beautifully coloured by hand and some highlighted with silver and/or gold. Including photographs and reproductions of historical documents. Original publisher's gold and blind-blocked cloth, upper edges gilt, other edges untrimmed.
With: (2) H.G. RAMBONNET. Geschiedenis van het Korps Rijdende Artillerie gedurende 1903-1928. (Colophon: The Hague, Mouton & Co, 1933). 1 volume. Large 4to (38.5 x 31 cm). With colour printed fronstipiece and many reproductions of photographs. Original publisher's decorated cloth, upper edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. Full description
€ 3,000
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Exquisitely produced work on falconry and horse riding, with many coloured illustrations

ES, N.J.A.P.H. van. De hippische sport en het korps rijdende artillerie 1793-1908 ... 1e gedeelte [valkerij]. 2e gedeelte [hippische sport].
Arnhem, Coers & Roest and G.J. Thieme, [1913]. 2 volumes. Large 4to (37.5 x 31 cm). With ca. 80 lithographed plates and numerous illustrations and decorations in text, many beautifully coloured by hand and some highlighted with silver and/or gold. Original publisher's gold-blocked blue cloth, with a coloured hooded hawk on front boards, upper edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. [16], 172, [18], [2 blank]; [14], 221, [1 blank], [17], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 18,000
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Extensive manual for rural living, including hunting, domestic economy,
raising cattle and gardening with about 61 woodcut illustrations

ESTIENNE, Charles & Jean LIEBAULT. L'Agriculture, et maison rustique ... avec un brief recueil des chasses du cerf, du sanglier, du lievre, du renard, du blereau, du connil, du loup, des oiseaux, & de la fauconnerie. Plus la fabricage et usage de la jauge, ou diapason, tres-neccessaire pour sçavoir iuger ce que tient un vaisseau, suivant la mesure de quel lieu, ville, ou pays que ce soit. Avec une instruction pour scavoir en quel temps, mois, lune & saison on doit semer & replanter selon le pays froid & chaud, pour faire advancer & retarder les semences, & toutes sortes de graines. Derniere édition.Including: CLAMORGAN, Jean. La chasse du loup, necessaire a la maison rustique. En laquelle est contenue la nature des loups, & la maniere de les prendre, tant par chiens, filets, pieges qu'autre instrumens.
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[Gervais de la COURT]. La fabrique de la jauge ou diapason.
Paris Nicolas de la Vigne, 1640. 3 works in 1 volume. 4to. Title-page in red and black, with about 61 woodcut illustrations on integral leaves: 2 full-page showing a cow and a horse, each with about 50 parts labelled in the hatched borders; 38 nearly full-page (21 with plans of gardens, including the "Trium-verd" orchard at the end; 3 views with surveying equipment; and 14 depicting wolf hunting in the Chasse du loup); and about 21 in the text (2 showing herbs, 10 showing distilling apparatus and about 9 line diagrams in La fabrique de la jauge).

Contemporary vellum, later endpapers. [16], 664; 64; 16 pp. Full description
€ 2,250
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25 beautiful ca. 1660 etchings depicting a cavalry battle, animals and landscapes, including 3 complete series

FLAMEN, Albert. [5 etched print series:]
1) Divers combats.
Series of 6 unnumbered prints including title-print.
2) Diverses especes d[']animaus faits apres nature.
Series of 7 unnumbered prints including title-print.
3) Veuës et païsages du Chasteau de Longuetoise et des environs.
6 unnumbered prints, including title-print, from a series of 12.
4) [Views near Paris].
Series of 4 numbered prints, published without title.
5) [Pastoral views].
Series(?) of 2 unnumbered prints without title.
Paris, [Jacques Lagniet (ads 1, 3), Jacques van Merlen (ad 4), unknown publisher (ads 2, 5)], [ca. 1660]. Small 4to (16.5 x 13 cm). Five series of small oblong folio etched views (16 x 21.5-23 cm; plate size: 10 x 17 to 12.5 x 21.5 cm), 3 complete, 1 incomplete and 1 documented only as separate prints. Each print folded to form a double leaf and mounted on a stub so that it can open flat. Gold-tooled, dark green goatskin morocco (ca. 1890). [6]; [7]; [6 of 12]; 4; [2] etched ll. Full description
€ 7,500
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67 drawings of horses in harness, drawn by a leading Imperial harness maker as a sample book

[CARRIAGE HORSE TACK]. FÖLSCH, Michael. [Sample book of harness designs and other elaborate and decorative carriage horse tack].
[Vienna, ca. 1790?]. 2 volumes. Oblong small folio (23.5 x 37 cm and 25.5 x 39.5 cm). With 67 pen-and-ink, watercolour and gouache drawings of horses, most highlighted with silver and gold , all signed, most trimmed and mounted on blank leaves ca. 1805. With 2 etchings added at the end of volume 1, executed by Friedrich Leopold Bürde and dated 1812. Volume 1 stab-sewn, volume 2 with the leaves mounted on stubs and sewn through the folds, each with marbled paper wrapped around the spine. In an early 19th-century half tanned sheepskin box in the form of a book, metal hook-clasps. Full description
€ 85,000
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