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Pluvinel, Antoine de, 1555–1620
Maneige royal : ou lon peut remarquer le defaut et la perfection du cheualier, en tous les exercices de cet art, digne des princes, fait & pratiqué en l'instruction du roy / par Antoine Pluuinel, son escuyer principal, conseiller en son Conseil d'Etat, son chambellan ordinaire, & sous-gouuerneur de sa Majesté. Le tout graué & representé en grandes figures de taille douce par Crispian de Pas, flamand, à l'honneur du roy, & à la memoire de Monsieur de Pluuinel.
Additional Title(s):
Manège royal
Imprimé a Paris : Aux frais de Crispian de Pas, et se vendent chez Guillaume Le Noir, rüe Sainct Iacques à la Rose Blanche Couronnee. Et chez, MDCXXIII [1623]
Physical Description:
[10] p., 69 columns, [1] p., [58] leaves of plates : ill. (ports.) ; 36 x 45 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2007 6
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
A variant state of letter press t.p. names Galliot du Pré as second bookseller.
With an added engraved title page dated 1623.
Later editions published under title: L'instruction du roy en l'exercice de monter à cheval.
Preliminary matter, including added engraved t.p., printed on double leaves. Royal arms of Louis XIII of France and Navarre engraved on letterpress t.p.; engraved portraits of Louis XIII and of the author included in preliminary matter.
Designed to be bound with the leaves either folded (in which case the plates and preliminaries are double leaves, and the text is paginated) or unfolded (in which case the plates and preliminaries are on single leaves, and the text is in numbered double columns).
Wood engraved head- and tail-pieces and initials throughout. Printed marginalia.
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 21
The final section of the work includes detailed instruction in jousting.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound with leaves unfolded. Has added to it 50 plates from the 1629 edition of the work, published under the title "L'instruction du roy en l'exercice de monter à cheval". These include the added engraved t.p. dated 1629 and the engraved portrait of Roger de Bellegarde which originally appeared in the 1625 edition. The plates of 1629 have engraved names and titles of the people depicted added, as well as other alterations. They are bound facing the corresponding plates from the 1623 edition so that the two may be easily compared. The plates from the 1623 edition have names and titles of the people depicted added in ms in brown ink. Bound in gilt-tooled brown morocco by Rivière and Son. From the Dyson Perrins Collection.
Subject Terms:
Bits (Bridles) -- Early works to 1800.
Dressage -- Early works to 1800.
Dyson Perrins Collection -- Provenance.
Education of princes -- France -- Early works to 1800.
France -- Kings and rulers -- Education -- Early works to 1800.
Horsemanship -- Early works to 1800.
Horsemanship -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- Early works to 1800.
Le Noir, Guillaume -- Bookseller.
Louis XIII, King of France, 1601-1643 -- Knowledge -- Horsemanship.
Louis XIII, King of France, 1601-1643 -- Portraits.
Perrins, Charles William Dyson, 1864- -- Provenance.
Tournaments, Medieval -- Early works to 1800.
Wood engravings.
Passe, Crispijn van de, approximately 1565-1637, engraver.

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