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lot 139

1767. BOOK: (MILITARIA). RAMIREZ DE ARELLANO, GARCIA: METHODICAL AND ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION FOR TACTICS, HANDLING AND DISCIPLINE OF CAVALLERY, AND DRAGONS, PRESENTED TO THE KING NRO. [Madrid]: Antonio Marin's office, 1767. Two-colour cover + 2 h. + XXV p. + 382 p. and XVIII folded engraved sheets. The plates engraved by Tomás López and Salvador Carmona. It begins with a portrait of Charles III by Carmona, and vignettes by Joachin Ballester. Thick thread paper, wide margins. Enc. signed by GALVAN in full skin with golden irons in both planes, eyebrows, nerves, lomera curd with gilded and mosaic in two colors of skin, golden cuts. First edition of this superbly printed and luxuriously bound work. Palau 246933.