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[EXERCISES DE LA CAVALERIE]. Album of Engravings.
No Place: Guill Sergent (printer), c. 1775.

A very large volume of engravings about cavalry. The spine bears the following: "Exercises de la cavalerie". The page size is 63.5 x 46.5 cm, and there are 32 plates. Numbers 14 and 15 each have four gatefold panels; no. 25 is a triple-fold; the other 29 are doublespreads. The engravings are after Blarenberghe (no first name or initial, probably Louis-Nicolas van Blarenberghe (1716-1794), or Henri-Desire van Blarenberghe, (1734-1812). There are numerous engravers. A few of the engravers have dated their work 1775. The 32 plates are numbered 1-32 and all deal with cavalry and horsemanship. The first plate shows a riding ground and 6 cartouches illustrating saddling, mounting, and the like. The second plate bears the legend "L'Ecole des Chevaux". Various legends refer to the campaigns of 1740 and 1748, so that might be Swedish-Russian War. The plates do not represent actual battles but, rather, depictions of the types of formations used at various times and in various circumstances. From a private library with stamps. Large and heavy item.

Very Rare.

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Item ID: 04324x

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