Record number 07/4730
Author La Gueriniere, François Robichon de, 1688 - 1751
TitleEcole De Cavalerie; Contenant la Connoissance, L'Instruction, Et La Conservation Du Cheval. Par M. De La Gueriniere, Ecuyer du Roi. Tome Premier. (Second.)
ImprintA Paris: Par la Compagnie. -, M. DCC. LIV. Avec Approbation Et Privilege Du Roi.
Physical Description2 vols. in one; 190 mm. (Octavo.)
Physical Description NoteVol. I: [14], 318, [2] p., add. engr. t.pl., port., [29] pl. (incl. one fold.) - Vol. II: [4], 299, [1] p., [3] fold. pl. (No plate carries a plate-number, but each carries the number of the page next to which it is to be bound [Vol. I. p. 57, 73, 88, 137, 139, 139, 141, 141, 142, 145, 147, 149, 149, 151, 151, 194, 197, 203, 204, 216, 223, 223, 227, 234, 241, 258, 271, 271, 302; Vol. II. p. 1, 1, 23]).
Content Format NoteVol. I: [Port., add. engr. t.pl., t.p.] - [List of publishers] - [Dedic.] - Preface - Approbation (1750); Privilege Du Roy (1750) - [Text and plates] - Table Des Chapitres Et Articles Contenus dans ce premier Volume. - Vol. II: [Half-t., t.p.] - [List of publishers] - [Text and plates] - Table Des Chapitres Et Articles Contenus dans ce second Volume - Table Alphabetique Des Maladies Et Des Remedies Contenus dans ce second Volume.
Summary NoteThe work had first been published in folio in 1733.

It was one of the most influential books on horsemanship and dressage. The author writes of such exercises as the 'shoulder-in' (which he is thought to have invented), the 'flying change' and 'counter-canter'. He sometimes refers to the work of William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle.

The plates designed by Parrocel probably reproduce those of the first edition, which were provided by him.
Responsibility NoteThe publishers are listed on the versos of the title pages as: 'Chez { Desaint & Saillant, rue St. Jean de Beauvais. Prault, fils aîné, Quai de Conti. Ganeau, rue Saint Severin. Durand, rue du Foin. Delormel, rue du Foin. Hochereau, aîné, Quai de Conti. Robustel, Quai des Augustins. Pissot, Quai de Conti.'

The portrait of Gueriniere in Vol. I is signed as painted by Toquet and engraved by S.H. Thomassin. The added engraved title-plate of Vol. I is signed as designed by C. Parrocel and engraved by B. Audran. Most other plates are signed as designed and engraved by C. Parrocel, but some as engraved by Dheulland, Tardieu, N. Dupuis, Beauvais or L. Desplaces.

Three headpieces are signed as made by Papillon.

The work is dedicated by De La Gueriniere to Prince Charles De Lorraine, Comte D'Armagnac &c.
SubjectHorsemanship - Dressage - Riding - Horses - Animals - Sports - France - History - 18th century
Manuals - Instructional materials - France - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century
ReferencesA survey was J.B. Podeschi, Sport In Art And Books The Paul Mellon Collection Books On The Horse And Horsemanship ... 1400-1941 (1981).
Binding Note19th-century quarter green morocco, green marbled-papered boards; gilt-decorated spine lettered 'École De Cavalerie De La Guerriniere'.
ProvenanceThe front pastedown is inscribed in pencil, 'S: A: H', i.e. S. A. Hart RA, Librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81. Purchased for RA Library in 1871 (see 'Library Report for the Year 1871', RA Annual Report, Appendix No. 7, p. 28).
Contributors Prault, Laurent-François, 1712 - 1780, publisher
Ganeau, Louis-Etienne, 1708 - 1777, publisher
Durand, Laurent, 1712? - 1763, publisher
Delormel, Pierre Nicolas, 1721? - ca. 1795, publisher
Hochereau, Charles-François, 1715? - 1780, bookseller
Robustel, Charles, 1716? - 1788?, publisher
Pissot, Noël-Jacques, 1724? - 1804, publisher
Toquet, fl. 18th century?, source artist
Thomassin, Henri-Simon, 1687 - 1741, engraver
Parrocel, Charles, 1688 - 1752, draughtsman, engraver
Audran, Benoît, 1698 - 1772, engraver
Dheulland, Guillaume, ca. 1700 - ca. 1770, engraver
Dupuis, Nicolas-Gabriel, 1698 - 1771, engraver
Dauphin de Beauvais, Nicolas, ca. 1687 - 1763, engraver
Desplaces, Louis, 1682 - 1739, engraver
Papillon, Jean Michel, 1698 - 1776, wood-engraver
Lorraine, Charles de, comte d'Armagnac, 1684 - 1751, dedicatee
Desaint Et Saillant (Paris). publisher
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