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La Pratique Du Cavalier, Ou L'Exercice De Monter A Cheval. Qui Enseigne La Methode de reduire les Chevaux dans l'obeïssance des plus beaux Airs & Maneiges. Par Messire René De Menou, Chevalier, Seigneur de Charnizay. Reveu, Corrigé Et Augmenté Par Luy-Mesme; Avec les Figures, pour en donner l'intelligence. Ensemble Un Traité Des Moyens d'empescher les Duels, & bannir les Vices qui les causent.

René de Menou seigneur de Charnizay

RA Collection: Book

Record number

07/2599

Author

Imprint

A Paris,: Chez { Guillaume Loyson, en la Gallerie des Prisonniers, au Nom de Iesus. Et Iean Baptiste Loyson, en la Salle Dauphine, à la Croix d'or.} au Palais., M. DC. L. Avec Privilege Du Roy.

Physical Description

[20], 245, [7] p., add. engr. t.pl., frontis. (port.), [4] dble. pl.; 222mm. (Quarto.)

General Note

The plates carry no plate-numbers but each carries the number of the part of the book which it accompanies, as 'Figure De La Premiere (-Quatrieme) Partie'.

Contents

[Frontis. (port.), add. engr. t.pl., t.p., dedic.] - Preface - Privilege Du Roy - Ce Livre Est Divisé en six Parties - [Text and plates] - Table Des Chapitres Contenus en ce present Livre.

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece portrait is signed as drawn and made by F. Chauveau. No other plate is signed. The work is dedicated by Charnizay to the King [i.e. Louis XIV if the dedication belongs to this edition, Louis XIII if it is reprinted from the earlier editions].

References

Surveys include J.B. Podeschi, Sport In Art And Books The Paul Mellon Collection Books On The Horse And Horsemanship ... A Catalogue (1981); C. Chevenix-Trench, A History of Horsemanship (1980).

Summary Note

The added engraved title-plate reads, 'La Pratique Du Cavalier Ou L'Exersice De Monter A Cheval ... A Paris Chez Guillaume l'Oyson, et Jean Baptiste l'Oyson, au Palais au nom de Iesus, et a la Croix d'Or. Avec privilege du Roy.' The work had earlier been published in 1612 and 1629. The frontispiece shows a portrait of René De Menou Chevalier Seigneur De Charnizay. The added engraved title-plate is captioned and shows 'La vraye posture du bel homme de cheval comme il est descript au chapitre 17. de la premiere partie du present livre, page 34.' The other four plates are not captioned and show various aspects of horsemanship.

Provenance

The front pastedown carries a now illegible armorial bookplate over which has been pasted a second bookplate, 'Ex Museo Del Montino'. The verso of the front loose endpaper is inscribed in pencil, 'S.A.H.', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81.

Binding Note

17th-century calf; gilt-decorated spine, lettered 'Pratiqe Du Cavalie' and 'R.A.' Bound with one other.

Subject

Horsemanship - Riding - Horses - Duels - France - History - 17th century
Manuals - France - 17th century
Pictorial works - France - 17th century

Contributors

François Chauveau, draughtsman, engraver
Louis XIV King of France, dedicatee?
Guillaume Loyson, bookseller
Jean-Baptiste Loyson, bookseller