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ADAM, Victor.
Horse racing
[L'hippodrome au coin du feu].Paris, A. de Vresse, [ca. 1845?]. Oblong 1mo (full-sheet leaves) or oblong Royal folio (30 x 42 cm). With 16 hand-coloured lithographed plates, each with a caption and decorative border. Lacking the title-page.Original publishers gold-blocked blue cloth. With a bookseller's ticket. [16] ll. A fine example of Adam's expertise in lithography. The plates depict a variety of unusual equestrian racing scenes including chariot racing with women driving, and monkeys riding horseback.Victor Adam (1801-67) was originally employed as painter for the Museum at Versailles, but in the 1840s he decided to concentrate on the art of lithography. The resent scarce album is typical of his work.Ten plates with some mostly marginal spotting; one plate with a 1 cm marginal tear, not affecting the plate, paper on front paste-down wrinkled. Overall an attractive copy. WorldCat (3 copies); not in Colas; Lipperheide; Schwerdt.
Bookseller: ASHER RARE BOOKS [Utrecht, The Netherlands]

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