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AUBRY, Charles. Histoire Pittoresque de L'Equitation Ancienne et Moderne. Paris: Motte  [1833-34]. 2 parts in 1 volume, 2° (550 x 400mm). Engraved title printed in red and black, list of plates. 24 hand-coloured lithographs. (Spotting in text leaves, one plate with old repair in the bottom margin, others repaired in the inside margin, some plates light and evenly yellowed.) Contemporary French red half roan by Meslant with his stamp at the spine foot, flat spine lettered and tooled in gilt, marbled boards and endpapers (extremities rubbed, corners scuffed with some surface loss). Provenance: Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans (1810-1842; title-stamp of his military library).
AUBRY, Charles. Histoire Pittoresque de L'Equitation Ancienne et Moderne. Paris: Motte [1833-34]. 2 parts in 1 volume, 2° (550 x 400mm). Engraved title printed in red and black, list of plates. 24 hand-coloured lithographs. (Spotting in text leaves, one plate with old repair in the bottom margin, others repaired in the inside margin, some plates light and evenly yellowed.) Contemporary French red half roan by Meslant with his stamp at the spine foot, flat spine lettered and tooled in gilt, marbled boards and endpapers (extremities rubbed, corners scuffed with some surface loss). Provenance: Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans (1810-1842; title-stamp of his military library).

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AUBRY, Charles. Histoire Pittoresque de L'Equitation Ancienne et Moderne. Paris: Motte [1833-34]. 2 parts in 1 volume, 2° (550 x 400mm). Engraved title printed in red and black, list of plates. 24 hand-coloured lithographs. (Spotting in text leaves, one plate with old repair in the bottom margin, others repaired in the inside margin, some plates light and evenly yellowed.) Contemporary French red half roan by Meslant with his stamp at the spine foot, flat spine lettered and tooled in gilt, marbled boards and endpapers (extremities rubbed, corners scuffed with some surface loss). Provenance: Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans (1810-1842; title-stamp of his military library).

FIRST EDITION, HAND-COLOURED. THE DUKE OF ORLEANS COPY, with the stamp of Ferdinand Philippe, and in a signed binding by Meslant, celebrated court binder of the Empire period. D'Orléans is listed as a co-publisher on the engraved title. Huth, p.121.

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