Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1724.
4to [252 x 190 mm] of (2) ll. and 175 pp. Full red morocco, triple gilt fillet around the covers, arms in the center, ribbed spine with fleursdelys decorated with royal crowned cypher repeated five times, inner roll-stamp, gilt edges, repaired cut-out on the title. Binding with the arms of King Louis XV.
The regulations of Philippe d’Orleans, regent of the kingdom, on the national stables enacted between 1717 and 1719.
“On October 28, 1683 was published the decision of the Council regarding the re-establishment of the Kingdom’s stables. We have seen that a decision has been given on this subject eighteen years prior, during the administration of Colbert: that of 1683 was therefore intended to give a new vigor to its elder.
From this moment, the administration of the Kingdom’s stables is constituted, and the regulations, the instructions follow one another. In 1717, the Imprimerie royale had published a collection of 154 pages 4to, followed, seven years apart, by a ‘Règlement du roy’ on the same subject, in 175 pages.” (F. Michel, Du passé et de l’avenir des haras).
Beautiful copy printed on Dutch paper bound in red morocco with the arms and crowned cypher of the young King Louis XV (1715-1774).