- Partly sl. waterstained in upper inner margin. Vellum sl. stained. Good/ fine copy.
= Gelli p.536; Thimm p.134; Landwehr, R. de Hooghe 39; Hollstein IX, 968-1038; Lipperheide Tg5. The original first, Dutch edition of this early manual of self-defence for gentlemen, with the splendid plates by Romeijn de Hooghe, etched in a fine and free manner, "one of the greatest illustrators of all times, (...) a last apotheosis of the grand Baroque Spirit before its dissolution" (Benesch). The book was published after the death of the Amsterdam wrestlingmaster Nicolaes Petter by his widow and his pupil Robbert Cars, who announces in the preface that he will continue to give wrestling lessons "op de Prince-gracht, in Gustavus-burgh".