One of the principal works on falconry

1170. [Falconry]

ARCUSSIA, Charles d'

La fauconnerie [...].

Paris, J. Houzé, 1615

4to: [8]-313 pp.; 19 pl. (some browning).

Contemp. blind- and roll-stamped calf, spine with four raised bands, later title labels, clasps and catches (somewhat rubbed, mostly to the spine). Good copy.

Re-edition of one of the principal works on falconry (1st, Aix-en-Provence, 1598) "dont 10 éditions successives en moins d'un demi-siècle (1598-1644) attestent le succès" (Thiébaud). Engr. ill. (complete): 14 full-page engr. pl. of birds (of which 2 anatomical) and 5 full-page engr. pl. showing instruments of which one 1 fold. pl. This edition is the first to contain "La fauconnerie du Roy" and the poem by Esparron; the "Discours de chasse" was only included in 1619. Title in red and black.
Ref. Souhart 17. - Thiébaud 32. - Schwerdt I:42.
Prov. Libr. label (pastedown). - Stamp on title. - Name on title.

€ 2.000 / 3.000

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