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GAYOT, Eugene.

Administration des Haras. Atlas Statistique de la Production des Chevaux en France; documents pour servir à l'histoire naturelle-agricole des races chevalines du pays...
Paris: Paul Dupont. 1850.

FIRST EDITION. Large folio. (61 x 44 cm.). Title, pp.[iv] and 26 numbered text leaves. Bound in half brown buckram over original marbled paper covered boards. Armorial bookplate of the Royal Agricultural Society. 27 full page hand-coloured maps and 55 lithographed illustrations on india paper on 31 leaves (7 full page, 24 two to a page) by Hyppolyte Lalaisse. Intermittent slight spotting, light dampstain towards the end in top left corner.

An impressively illustrated work detailing stud farms and horse production throughout France.
Eugene Gayot (1808-1891) was at this time Inspecteur Général chargé de la direction des Haras.
Hippolyte Lalaise (1810-1884) was a fine and prolific illustrator of mainly military and equine subjects.

Price £ 2750.00
Stock Code 48962
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