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Gregorio de TAPIA Y SALCEDO (Author)

María Eugenia de BEER (Author engraver)

and other engravers (Author engravers)

Diego Díaz (Printer)

Origin: Madrid, XVII c.
Biblioteca Nacional de España.

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Facsimile. Old Books. Collection of Incunabula and Old Books.

4º. Landscape.
20,5 x 15,5 cm.
104+4 crd.
208+8 crd.
20th September 2007
Parchment on wooden board.
Presentation dust jacket cloth lined with gold engraved leather spine containing facsimile.
Numbered by notary and signed by the printer-publisher.
Specially made laid paper.
Optional: Study in Spanish: author yet to be determined. Included in
Bibliofilia Antigua XIII.
Landscape printed format. Very curious book about horse-riding. Beautiful copper engraved prints.

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José de Pellicer de Tovar, a chronicler of the King, and in charge of censuring this work, said that the author Gregorio de Tapia y Salzedo, “was more worthwhile of esteem and appreciation than of censorship" and he justifies that "because with such elegance the Castilian language can be so grand, deals with a difficult to talk about subject, what is the teaching of a gentleman applying to practice the inaccessible precepts of theory, and reduces to method the charm of school, tying the precise laws, both  the irrationality of a horse and the punctuality of the horse rider. Not only shows what was written but proves it in drawing, cooperating with the studying, fountain pen and a burin. Novelty and success run side to side…” We think there is no need for any other introduction. 

An odd copy because of its landscape format; with the text framed by a double line. It was wonderfully presented with traced engravings, some of them with the signature of María Eugenia de Beer, initials and small ornaments; managing a beautiful display with round and italic lettering, with some running tittles and capitals and small capitals, and decoys in every page.

This work is dedicated to Prince Baltasar Carlos, whose traced portrait, when he was 14 years old is being shown before the inscription.

Antonio Palau y Dulcet mentioned in his Manual del librero hispanoamericano, referring to the copies of this work. "This book is sought after because it belongs to horse-riding and bull collections".

A magnificent bite for bibliophiles.


IBIC Rating:

AC History of art / art & design styles
ACN History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600
ACND Renaissance art
AFF Drawing & drawings
AFH Prints & printmaking
AFJ Other graphic art forms
AFT Decorative arts
ASZX Animal spectacles
DNF Literary essays
DSBD Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
HBJD European history
HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700
WCS Antiques & collectables: books, manuscripts, ephemera & printed matter
WSBX History of sport
WSNF Riding, showjumping & horsemanship

1D Europe
1DSE Spain
1DSEM Madrid, Autonomous Community
2ADS Spanish
3JD c 1600 to c 1700