One of the Most Beautiful Horse Books Published in France
[Horses]. François Robichon de la Gueriniere. Ecole de
Cavalerie, contenant la Connoissance, L'instruction de
la Conservation du Cheval. Paris: Huart et Moreau, et. al.,
1751. Second folio edition. Approximately, 17.25 x 11 inches.
[viii], 318, [9, Table], [1, Privilege] pages. Complete with
twenty-four plates inserted throughout, including four double-page
folding plates. With several engraved vignettes. Contemporary full
calf, boards decoratively ruled in gilt, spine tooled in gilt in
compartments. Binding heavily worn, boards detached, spine label
missing, a few leaves with minor dampstain, a few leaves toned,
minor foxing and occasional soiling, a few plates with minor tears.
The final leaf is still attached to the detached rear board.
Although the binding is in poor condition, the interior is quite
clean and wide-margined. This edition is expanded and has more
illustrations than the first folio edition of 1733. From the
collection of Zita Books.
Menessier de la Lance 27. Cohen 588.
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