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Title(s):

Il perfetto cavaliere : opera corredata di stampe miniate rappresentanti le varie specie de' cavalli, incominciando dal selvaggio, co' loro differenti mantelli, ed accompagnata dalla Storia naturale del cavallo scritta da Buffon; dalla Scuola di cavalleria di Guerinière, contenente la conoscenza, l'instruzione e la conservazione del medesimo, con nuove aggiunte tratte da più recenti autori; da alcune osservazioni sul tipo di bellezza fissatogli da più celebri artisti sì antichi che moderni, da tutti i migliori squarci con cui celebrollo la poesia : ed infine da notizie storiche de' più famosi cavalli.

Additional Title(s):

Collezione d'incisioni appartenenti all'opera del Perfetto cavaliere

Published/Created:
Milano : Coi tipi de' fratelli Sonzogno, MDCCCXXV [1825]
Physical Description:
2 v. ([8], 567 p.; [2] p., 24, 52 leaves of plates) : ill. (some col.), plans ; 29 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF309.25 P47 1825+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Books
Notes:
Most of the engravings are by Antonio Locatelli, after Carle Vernet. Engravings also by Gallo Gallina, after Pelagio Palagi.
Dedication letter signed by Antonio Locatelli.
Vol. 1 has preliminary half-title.
Vol. 2 consists of plates and has separate t.p. reading: Collezione d'incisioni appartenenti all'opera del Perfetto cavaliere. Milano. Presso l'editore Antonio Locatelli, MDCCCXXVII.
Plates consist of 34 hand-colored softground etchings, 34 plates of softground etchings (not colored but many with aquatint shading), 1 plate of a hand-colored etching, 8 plates of etchings (not colored).
Fox, C.G. The Fairman Rogers Coll. on the horse and equitation, 489
Podeschi, J.B. Horse and horsemanship, 124
Includes bibliographical footnotes.
BAC: British Art Center copy has circular red ink-stamp reading "Bibliotheque de Boisnoir Lt. Colonel A. Gerhardt" repeated at intervals throughout both volumes. Bound in brown marbled paper over boards.
Subject Terms:
Bibliotheque de Boisnoir -- Provenance.
Fratelli Sonzogno -- Printer.
Gerhardt, A., Lt. Colonel -- Provenance.
Horsemanship.
Horses -- Diseases.
Horses -- Pictorial works.
Horses.
Locatelli, Antonio -- Publisher.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1825.
Etchings -- 1825.
Etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1825.
Soft-ground etchings -- 1825.
Soft-ground etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1825.
Contributors:
Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de, 1707-1788. Histoire naturelle. Italian. Selections.
La Guérinière, François Robichon de, 1688-1751. Ecole de cavalerie. Italian. Selections.
Vernet, Carle, 1758-1836, ill.
Palagi, Pelagio, 1775-1860, ill.
Locatelli, Antonio, engraver.
Gallina, Gallo, 1796-1874, engraver.
Pozzi, Giovanni.
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