Paris: Librairie Ducrocq, 1869. Item #04393
Practical Knowledge of the Horse
With Seventy-Two Colored Lithograph Plates on all Aspects of the Horse
PINEL, Honoré. ABC du Sportsman Robes et Marques; Conformations, Tares, Vices Rédhibitoires; [&] LesRaces. Paris: Librairie Ducrocq, 1869.
Large octavo (9 1/4 x 6 7/8 inches; 236 x 175 mm.). , ,  pp. Three parts in one volume: Robes et Marques (Dresses and Brands) ; Conformations, Tares, Viceste LesRaces. Seventy-two colored lithograph plates - each part with twenty-four plates. First title-page slightly browned, otherwise a near fine copy.
Publisher's red cloth over boards, covers decoratively bordered in black, front cover lettered in gilt.
The author states that the alphabetic form which he has adopted has a twofold aim:
1. To facilitate the child's study of the horse, because the dictionary form is more favorable for those whose attention span is quickly tired, or those who can only study at intervals.
2. To offer to the amateur an explanatory lexicon of the usual words used by the horseman.
Three parts in one volume, each in the form of an ABC. The first devoted to 'Dresses and brands', the second to 'conformations, flaws, and injuries', and the the third on 'The races'. Text on the left page, and color lithographed illustration on the right page.
Apparently a fairly scarce little book with just a handful of copies located in libraries and institutions worldwide including The Bibliotheque Nationale de France; The Morgan Library (NY); Yale University Library (CT) and Texas A. & M. University (TX).
Huth, Works on Horses and Equitation, p. 258.