1925. Item #16331
Bonnefont, Georges. Elevage et Dressage du Cheval. Paris: J.-B. Balliere et Fils 1925. 3rd ed. (1st pub. 1908). 428p, over 220 line ills. and photos. Good hardcover: rehinged marbled boards, cloth spine (rubbed, soiled). Endpapers dampstained around hinges. Occasional marginal tears (paper age browned); overall internally nice and sturdy. Agricultural library stamp on title page. In French. ** Comprehensive textbook, in the publisher's Encyclopedie Agricole series. About one third covers breeds and breeding, gaits, history of the horse, etc.; the rest covers riding and driving and training for same, racehorse conditioning, etc. Shoeing is treated in an appendix. Very few copies are held by U.S. libraries. (This edition not in Wells) Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate.