Friday, January 28, 2011

Horse Bits

Pferdegebisse by Mang Seuter, 1614 (8)



Pferdegebisse by Mang Seuter, 1614 (5)



Pferdegebisse by Mang Seuter, 1614 (6)



Pferdegebisse by Mang Seuter, 1614 (7)



Pferdegebisse by Mang Seuter, 1614 (1)



Pferdegebisse by Mang Seuter, 1614 (2)



Pferdegebisse by Mang Seuter, 1614 (3)



Pferdegebisse by Mang Seuter, 1614 (4)



Pferdegebisse by Mang Seuter, 1614 (9)



Pferdegebisse by Mang Seuter, 1614 (10)



Pferdegebisse by Mang Seuter, 1614 (11)



Pferdegebisse by Mang Seuter, 1614 (14)



Pferdegebisse by Mang Seuter, 1614 (13)



Pferdegebisse by Mang Seuter, 1614 (12)




A 450+ page book-come-trade catalogue devoted to tricking out your horses's mouth.
16th century bling. Mad stuff.

'Ein Schönes und Nützliches Bißbuch (Pferdegebisse)' by Mang Sueter is available from the Bavarian State Library
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{~A beautiful and useful bit-book (?) for horse teeth} This edition is from 1614, but the original was published in 1582. The images above were extracted from the downloadable pdf and are cropped slightly from the full book pages.

3 comments :

Playing by the book said...

Wow! It's amazing what can suddenly become fascinating when presented beautifully. I was looking at these and thought they looked a little like coats of arms.

Karen said...

Hi
I'm now trying to download the PDF from the library site but it just keeps giving me one page of copyright information. Any tips on getting the whole thing to download?

Cheers
Karen

peacay said...

Karen, what I did was this (I think).. [in relation to the link in the large words above]

-Click the icon with the arrow at top left to change viewer architecture
-Click [PDF Download] top right of that new web page
-On that copyright page (there's an English button), click "Ja" or yes and then the go button
-Wait for the next page to load properly
-Then click the words "Download (165Mb)" with the tiny red arrow next to it.
-Voila!

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