Editions du Collectionneur. Paris. 1993. First edition. Hardback; black cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 201 pages. Profusely illustrated in colour, with several folding plates, with bookmark attached by ribbon. French. 295 x 295mm. 2.3kg. 290945016. Very good, in very good dust jacket; light shelf wear to jacket, light surface rubbing; slight yellowing to page edges.
A luxurious celebration of the Hermes saddle. The book examines the history of the Hermes firm and their saddlery. It looks at the modern saddle-making workshops and the techniques, materials and shapes of different models. Famous customers provide their own take of the famous saddles. The whole is extensively illustrated with photographs and archival images.