Large 8vo, pp. , iii, [1 (blank)], 480, , [1 (blank)], with 3 etched plates and 16 hand-coloured lithographic plates; numerous woodcut illustrations in text; spotting, 2 short marginal tears; contemporary red pebble-grained cloth, spine blind-ruled in compartments and lettered directly in gilt; lightly rubbed and corners minimally bumped, skilfully rebacked in cloth with new endpapers, spine-piece relaid.
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La cavalerie française … illustrée de nombreux dessins et de 16 gravures hors texte en couleurs.
First edition of a well illustrated history of the French cavalry. A cavalry captain, Henri Choppin (1831–1916) published widely on the French military: the first of several works devoted to the cavalry, La cavalerie française is handsomely illustrated throughout and accompanied by sixteen hand-coloured lithographs of mounted cavalrymen.
Mennessier de la Lance I, p. 280.
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