The Paul Mellon collection of sporting books
Yale University Library Gazette, 75:3-4, 2001, 167-187
Describes Paul Mellon's collection of sporting books which was bequeathed in 1999 to the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven. The collection is particularly strong in items concerning horses, such as riding, hunting, breeding, and racing. Among the most important works is the English Helmingham Herbal and Bestiary of ca.1500 which contains over 100 images of plants and animals, and the Livre du Roi Modus et de la Reine Racio of ca.1400 which features depictions of the chase.
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