Le cheval & le chien.

Brussels, widow Parent & Son, and Paris, Charles Tanera, 1865.

8vo, pp. [2], [5]-196, [181]-220; woodcut vignettes in text; very slight marginal toning, a few sections a little loose, minor marginal losses to pp. 205 and 209; a very good copy in late 19th-century green morocco-backed boards with marbled sides and green vellum tips for F.X. Archambault, spine gilt-ruled in compartments with 5 raised bands, lettered directly in one, marbled endpapers, green ribbon place-marker, sewn on 3 sunken cords; spine a little sunned, lightly rubbed and minimally bumped at extremities, small scuff to lower board; contemporary ink ownership inscription to title, gilt black paper booklabel of F.X. Archambault to upper pastedown and his initials lettered directly in gilt at foot of spine, ticket of M.E. Dansereau, Montreal.


US $500€442

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Very rare French treatise on horses and dogs. The majority of the work is devoted to horses, discussing their breeds, diseases, training, and racing, with a chapter on the Rarey method.

Though he does not record the present issue, Mennessier de la Lance records an undated copy, and another dated 1865 but published under the sole name of Tanera. OCLC finds only four copies worldwide (BnF, Leon, Yale, and University of Georgia), all bearing Tanera’s name alone; no copies of any issue could be traced at auction.

Cf. Mennessier de la Lance I, p. 445; not in Dingley; not in Mellon.

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