Today’s highlight from the Library collections is big. Literally!
This mammoth tome’s spine measures over 28 inches. That’s more than enough to stagger your humble servant, the Librarian. The book is a commemorative piece containing prints depicting exercises at École Impériale de Cavalerie, the French riding school. It was edited by Javaud, and I can’t locate an entry crediting the artist who did the paintings, though the artist’s signature (though illegible) is on almost all of them. The book begins with a brief essay on the history and structure of the school.
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - CLOSED
Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
“Drawing Covert,” refers to the practice in foxhunting of putting hounds in a covert (pronounced like “cover”), a thicket or wooded brush area, to find the fox.
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