2003. Item #15463
Mennessier de la Lance, General [Gabriel Rene]. Essai de Bibliographie Hippique. Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino 2003. 2nd ptg. (1st pub. 1915-1921; this reprint 1st pub. 1999). 2 vols., totaling over 1500 pages; no ills. Very good hardcover; no d.j., as issued. In French. ** Facsimile reprint of this monumental bibliography of almost 8000 horse books published in French or Latin from the 16th to the early 20th centuries, including the supplement. The entries are extremely accurate, and they usually include author information and other commentary. Covers all subjects--riding and training, the cavalry, driving, racing, veterinary subjects, breeds and breeding, fiction and verse, etc. An indispensable reference for the serious collector or student of French horsemanship and equestrian culture. (Wells 5053, 5054 cites 1st eds.) (Published at $165.00) Heavy; shipping/handling may be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.