Plate vols.: Two folding engraved titles, four engraved leaves of music, & 93 fine folding engraved plates. Text vols.: xv, , 501 pp., one leaf of errata; xix, , 360 pp., one leaf of errata. Four vols. 8vo, cont. polished sheep, spines gilt, text vols. with a.e.g. Munich: Rösl, 1828. First edition, and very rare, of the official book of instruction and regulations for the Bavarian cavalry (chevauleger). This is a richly illustrated work: the plates depict uniforms of different members of the cavalry; their weapons (swords, lances, and rifles); sword techniques; horse tack including saddles, stirrups, bridles, etc.; the anatomy of the horse and their hooves; and many tactical formations. Fine and handsome set from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. Upper cover of Vol. II of text slightly wormed. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-4858)
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