Books on the horse and horsemanship, riding, hunting, breeding & racing, 1400-1941 View larger
Yale Center for British Art (New Haven), Paul Mellon Collection
Podeschi (John B.), compiler

Books on the horse and horsemanship, riding, hunting, breeding & racing, 1400-1941

London, Tate Gallery for the Yale Center for British Art, 1981
(30 cm), xvii (3), 427 (1) pp., c. 350 black & white illustrations, [18] leaves of colour plates. 513 catalogue entries. Publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket. - These sporting books were in Mellon’s possession at the time of his death in February 1999 and were bequeathed to the Yale Center for British Art. Cf. James B. Cummins, Jr, “The Paul Mellon Collection of Sporting Books” in The Yale University Library Gazette, volume 75 (2001), pp.167-187. This is the last of four volumes in the series “Sport in Art and Books: The Paul Mellon Collection”, all published by the Tate Gallery (Drawings, 1978; Paintings, 1978; Prints, 1981). ¶ Fine copy.
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