Schmidt, F. von. König Wilhelm von Württemberg in seinen ländlichen Beschäftigungen. Mit Illustrationen in Farblithographie und Holzschnitt n. Julius Schnorr und dem Tiermaler Anton Braith.

Stuttgart, Ebner & Seubert, 1865.

Folio (306 x 430 mm). (2), lithogr. title page, 40 pp. With 13 colour lithogr. plates and 12 text vignettes (1 in colour). Original blinstamped calf with 8 brass bosses and a central portrait medallion showing Wilhelm of Württemberg. All edges gilt.


With fine illustrations of the King's famous studs as well as of the "Arabian stallion Bairakhtar" (p. 9) etc. W. R. Brown states that the Württemberg Royal stud was run from 1852 to 1871 by Baron Julius von Hügel, who purchased valuable stock from the Egyptian stud of Abbas Pasha, "thus raising it to the highest standard of excellence" (The Horse of the Desert, p. 161/166).

Some foxing throughout.

Heyd 2773.

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