Stuttgart: Schickhardt & Ebner, 1905. Dritte verbesserte Auflage (Third revised edition). Hardcover. Sm. 4to. xv427,,pp. Three-quarter leather over marbled boards with gold-decorated spine. Abrasions on leather, minor age wear on binding. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. * Bookplate of Baroness Rothschild, whose birth name was Veronika Henckel von Donnersmarck, on inside of front board. Bookplate is a white and red embossed cartouche with the Rothschild family crest. ** Writing in pencil by one of the Rothchild women on blank page following front endpaper. Frontisportrait of author with his signature in facsimile, protected by tissue guard. Famous work by J. Fillis on the basics of dressage and horsemanship. James Fillis (1834-1913) was a well-known French riding master. He is credited with teaching his horses to canter on three legs and to canter backward, the Spanish walk as well as the famous "Fillis Hold". Illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs and drawings. This third edition was revised by Gustav Goebel. Tight copy in very good condition. vg. Item #21417
* Veronika Henckel von Donnersmarck (Baroness von Donnersmarck, 1902-1964), was the wife of Erich von Goldschmidt Rothschild (1899-1987). Erich was the son of Max von Goldschmidt whose marriage to Minna von Rothschild led to the combining and creation of the double name Goldschmidt-Rothschild.
** "This book was given to me, as a child, by my father, when I started to learn and understand the high art of riding. Bina."