Paris: Hautecoeur Freres; lithographed by Godard. n.d. [ca. 1860]. Adam, Albert. No stated edition. Unbound sheets. Dozens of humorous equestrian escapades are shown in color lithographs on 12 (of 16) original leaves. Each leaf contains two sets of scenes, for a total of 24 (of 32) scenes. Lacks title page (and covers if any). Ca. 9 x 13 inches. In French. Good (many plates foxed, but the coloring is bright). Item #30420
In these lithographs all kinds of hapless riders and drivers, in town and country, come to grief in many imaginative ways. The scenes are numbered 1 through 22, and 29-30. This is item 361 in the magnificent Dejager collection, Great Books on Horsemanship. The Dejager set is lacking plate 4 (scenes 7 and 8), which we believe is present in our set. Very scarce; WorldCat cites a handful of locations in great libraries. Albert Adam (1832/33-1900) was well known for his illustrations of mid-19th-century French equestrian life, especially the portfolio Ecole Imperiale de Cavalerie (Saumur). Shipping/handling will be extra; please keep this in mind when ordering.