A. De Garsault - Le nouveau parfait Maréchal - 1755

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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.
46 large full-page engraved plates.
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 hippiatric pharmacopoeia.

Treatise on the constitution of horses; Treatise on stables;
Treatise of the squire; The doctor or veterinarian of horse diseases; The surgeon for dislocations, fractures, abscess and operations;
Treatise of the blacksmith; treaties on pharmacopoeia;
Dictionary of the terms of cavalry.

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 prolific versatile writer 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 hippological works).

Firm binding, more recent, full leather with spine with five raised bands, gold title on a tag and rich golden friezes made with small tools. Pp. 2 b.; (34), 512, CXXVII. A beautiful copy with widespread stains. Red and black title page, large and refined woodcut head- and tailpieces. Beautiful descriptive plates, finely engraved in copper, drawn from life by the Author; the first plates depict various breeds of horses, their physical characteristics, harnesses and various accessories; the next ones, bound at the end, reproduce various types of medicinal plants.

A popular work, designed for those who worked in the world of horses. Divided into: Trait de la construction du cheval; Trait du haras; Trait de l’ecuyer; Le medecin, ou trait des maladies des chevaux; Le chirurgien ou trait des luxations, fractures, absces, playes et operations; Trait du marechal ferrant; L'apoticaire ou trait des medicamens; Dictionnaire des termes de Cavalerie.

The great success of this book during the 18th century was determined by its easy consultation and the quality of the illustrations.
Graesse, III, p. 31; Hunt 32.

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
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Cavalry, Horse Riding, Veterinary, Herbarium
Author/ Illustrator
A. De Garsault
Book Title
Le nouveau parfait Maréchal
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1755
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Chez Nyon, Paris
Binding/ Material
Leather
Extras
tipped in plates
Number of pages
680
Dimensions
278×232 mm
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