DUHOUSSET, Emile. Le cheval - Études sur les allures, l'extérieur et les proportions du cheval - Analyse de tableaux représentant des animaux - dédiés aux artistes.
Paris, Chasles, 1874.
8vo (235x157 mm), 62-(2) pages and 8 plates. binding : Contemporary quarter cloth, flat spine, unlettered spine. 5 pencil sketches on the half-title page. Minor foxing. Handwritten note on the first pastedown.
Rare first edition.
This book by Émile Duhousset (1823-1911, military geographer, artist and scientist) is the result of his experience, observations, stud farm visits, research in museum collections and interviews with veterinary school teachers.
The publication of this very useful study on the representation of the horse in art was welcomed by one of the author's friends, the painter Gérôme (reproduction of the letter in the foreword).
provenance: L. Boudot (ownership inscription on title).
Price : 280 €