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BOURGELAT, (CL.).- [TRANSL. BY R. FONTEIN] - De Kunst van het Oordeelen over Paarden. Waarin ook doorgaande worden aangetoond de Aart, het Zoort en de Gevaaren van veele Ongemakken en Kwaalen. Hierby komt eene Verhandeling over het beslaan. Na eene veeljaarige Oefening, en Ondervinding van Allerhande gevallen, beschreeven door ... Stalmeester des Konings van Frankryk, en Bestierder van deszelfs Academie te Lions.

Amsterdam; Harlingen, Yntema & Tieboel; By Volkert van der Plaats Junior, 1770. 8vo. W. small woodc. vignet on tile & 1 engr. fold. plate at the end: 'Meetkundige Proportien van een Paard'. Original limp speckled marbled paper covers. (Spine some discol. ). (VIII, 303 [283 - 303 index and errata], I (blank) pp.). (Uncut.). (Ample blank margins.). (Text throughout some light foxing; Engraved plate and first & last few leaves some more visible foxed spots, A very good copy, with half title, some foxing throughout. First Dutch translation, by Reiner Fontein, finished July 1770 'Op myne Plaats te War, by Franeker, 1 July 1770': The dutch translation only included 1 plate.: Comp. Mennessier I, p. 156 - 161: (Extensive (and bibl. complicated) survey, a.o. on the first edition 1770, in which the pls. engr. by A.F. Vincent, a very conscientious artist who studied his models with perseverance and attention. His publications stand out for correctness and exactness of design (see Mennessier II, 629): Schrader / Hering, p. 53: Director of the newly founded veterinary school at Alfort.: Wells, 982: Biogr. Univ. III, 73: Bourgelat was the founder of veterinary schools in France and even regarded as the creator of ' L' Hippiatrique' (Veterinary medicine).: The fold. plate in the Dutch translation depicts the exterior & mathematical proportions of a horse.
EUR 750.00 [Appr.: US$ 887.59 | £UK 639.25 | JP¥ 97344] Book number 6830

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