A. De Garsault - Le nouveau parfait Maréchal - 1755

A. De Garsault - Le nouveau parfait Maréchal - 1755
Cavalry, Horse Riding, Veterinary, Herbarium - Quantity: 1 - tipped in plates - Book

A fundamental book for those who love horses.
Large plates engraved on full page, folded so that they can be read with the text opposite.
They reproduce images of various breeds of horses, their physical structures, harnesses and accessories.
A complete herbarium to identify the medicinal plants to be used in the opioid pharmacopoeia.

Trattato sulla costituzione del cavallo; Trattato sulle scuderie;
Trattato dello scudiero; Il dottore o veterinario delle malattie dei cavalli; Il chirurgo per lussazioni, fratture, ascessi e operazioni;
Trattato del fabbro; I trattati di farmacopea;
Dizionario dei termini della cavalleria.

Francois Alexandre de Garsault (1693–1778) was captain of the French stables, a member of the Academy of Sciences. He dealt in particular with equestrianism, horse riding, natural history and literature. The new perfect marshal will always be useful to those who run stables, or who deal in some way with the study and education of horses. See Biografia universale, XVI, pp. 501-502.
He was a copious polygraph active in Paris, whose fame stems from the treaties of hippology, which remained among the classics in this matter, and those of a naturalistic topic, especially related to botany. Graesse, III, p. 31. Brunet, Table, 7725. Mennessier de La Lance, I, 526 (lists his other hippology works)

Coeval full leather binding, restored, abraded corners. Title printed in gold on the spine with raised bands. Pp. [38]-642. Red and black title page, large headpieces and floral drop caps.

The work includes:
Traité de la construction du cheval; Traité du haras;
Traité de l'ecuyer; Le medecin, ou traité des maladies des chevaux; Le chirurgien ou traité des luxations, fractures, absces, playes et operations;
Traité du marechal ferrant; L'apoticaire ou traité des medicamens;
Dictionnaire des termes de Cavalerie, illustrated with large folded plates that reproduce various breeds of horses, their physical structures, harnesses and accessories, and large illustrations of various kinds of plants.
Graesse, III, p. 31.

Full title:
Le nouveau parfait Maréchal ou la connoissance générale et universelle du Cheval
Divisé en sept traitès [...]
Avec un dictionnaire des termes de cavalerie le tout enrichi de cinquante Figures en Taille - douce
Par M. Fr. A. De Garsault, ci-devant Capitaine en Survivance du Haras du Roi
Chez Nyon, Paris 1755.

Lot details
Number of Books
Cavalry, Horse Riding, Veterinary, Herbarium
Author/ Illustrator
A. De Garsault
Book Title
Le nouveau parfait Maréchal
Publication year oldest item
Illustrated Edition
Original language
Chez Nyon, Paris
Binding/ Material
tipped in plates
Number of pages
278×232 mm
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