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Creator:
Drummond de Melfort, Louis, comte, 1726-1788.
Title(s):

Traité sur la cavalerie / par M. le Comte Drummond de Melfort, maréchal de camp ès armées du roi, & inspecteur-général des troupes-légeres.

Published/Created:
A Paris : De l'imprimerie de Guillaume Desprez, imprimeur ordinaire du Roi & du clergé de France, rue Saint-Jacques., MDCCLXXVI [1776]
Physical Description:
xxij, [2], 505, [3] p., [1], 11 leaves of plates (9 double) : ill. ; 43 cm. + atlas (XXXII double leaves of plates; 65 cm.)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2007 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
BEIN Folio 132: Text-plates bound in their proper places as indicated on p. [507], except plate 1 which is misbound after p. 72.
BEIN Folio 132: Bound in red morocco, gilt; text-volume, bound by Tiger, Paris, with arms of Étienne François duc de Choiseul-Stainville; atlas, unsigned, with arms of Fernando I, infante of Spain.
BEIN Folio 132: In manuscript on half-title of text-volume: "Dumas fils".
BEIN Folio 133: Another issue. 1776[-ca. 1789]
BEIN Folio 134: Atlas has its own t.-p.: Marches et évolutions de cavalerie, représentées en XXXII extampes ... Auxquelles on a joint XXII figures relatives à la pratique de l'équitation. A Paris, Chez Nyon l'aîné & fils, libraires, rue du Jardinet; Firmin Didot, libraire, rue Dauphine No. 116. [ca. 1789]. This t.-p. is followed by an index-leaf.
BEIN Folio 133: Collation of atlas: 2 p.l., 22 pl. on A-L l. [part double], XXXII double pl.
BEIN Folio 133: Text-plates bound at end of the text-volume.
Signatures: [a]-f² A-6B (incl. J and V)².
Atlas without t.-p. and index-leaf. In a later, variant state atlas has t.p. and index leaf.
Engravings by Remi-Henri-Joseph Delvaux, Charles François Adrien Macret, François Robert Ingouf, Elie Du Mesnil, Jean Baptiste Claude Chatelain, Charles Eugène Duponchel, Jean Charles Baquoy, Jean-Baptiste Patas and others; after Louis Nicolas van Blarenberghe and Nicolas-Gabriel Dupuis.
BAC: British Art Center copy text volume bound in gilt-tooled red morocco stamped with arms of Catherine the Great of Russia; atlas bound in gilt tooled red morocco with gilt stamped French ducal arms.
Subject Terms:
Cavalry -- Early works to 1800.
Desprez, Guillaume -- Publisher (BAC RB)
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1776 (BAC RB)
Horsemanship -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Horses -- Early works to 1800.
Horses -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
War horses -- Early works to 1800.
Contributors:
Blarenberghe, Louis Nicolas van, 1716-1794, ill.
Dupuis, Nicolas Gabriel, 1698-1771, ill.
Delvaux, Remi-Henri-Joseph, 1748-1823, engraver.
Macret, Charles François Adrien, 1751-1789, engraver.
Ingouf, François Robert, 1747-1812, engraver.
Du Mesnil, Elie, b. 1726 or 28, engraver.
Chatelain, Jean Baptiste Claude, 1710?-1771?, engraver.
Duponchel, Charles Eugène, 1748-, engraver.
Baquoy, Jean Charles, 1721-1777, engraver.
Patas, Jean-Baptiste, 1748-1817, engraver.
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