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Rare work on falconry and cormorant fishing

BELVALLETTE, Alfred. Traité de fauconnerie et d'autourserie suivi d'une étude sur la pêche au cormoran.
Évreux, Charles Hérissey, 1903. Large 8vo (28.5 x 21.5 cm). With 35 plates and numerous illustrations in text. Modern red half sheepskin, with the original publisher's printed wrappers bound in. Full description
€ 2,750
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The animals and inhabitants of South Africa

DELEGORGUE, Adulphe. Voyage dans l'Afrique australe notamment dans le territoire de Natal dans celui des Cafres Amazoulous et Makatisses et jusqu'au tropique du Capricorne ...
Paris, (back of half-title: W. Remquet et compagnie), 1847. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a lithographed frontispiece showing the author, 8 lithographed plates and 2 folding lithographed maps. Contemporary black half morocco, richly gold-tooled spines. Full description
€ 875
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Extensive hunting and fishing dictionary

[DELISLE DE SALES, Jean-Baptiste-Claude]. Dictionnaire théorique et pratique de chasse et de pêche.
Paris, Son of J.B.G. Musier, 1769. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a small engraved illustration on the title-page of each part, one showing a hunting scene, the other a fishing/angling scene. Contemporary marbled paper wrappers. Full description
€ 350
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Exquisitely produced work on falconry and horse riding,
with many coloured illustrations

ES, N.J.A.P.H. van. De hippische sport en het korps rijdende artillerie 1793-1908 … 1e gedeelte [valkerij]. 2e gedeelte [hippische sport].
Arnhem, Coers & Roest and G.J. Thieme, [1913]. 2 volumes. Large 4to (37.5 x 31 cm). With ca. 80 lithographed plates and numerous illustrations and decorations in text, many beautifully coloured by hand and some highlighted with silver and/or gold. Original publisher's gold-blocked blue cloth, with a coloured hooded hawk on front boards, upper edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. Full description
€ 18,000
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"The most interesting contribution made by France to the literature of angling"

[FORTIN, François]. Les ruses innocentes, dans lesquelles se voit comment on prend les oiseaux passagers, & les non passagers: & de plusieurs sortes de bêtes à quatre pieds. Avec les plus beaux secrets de la pêche dans les rivieres & dans les etangs. Et la maniere de faire tous les rets & filets qu'on peut s'imaginer. Ouvrage très curieux, utile & recreatif pour toetes personnes qui font leur selour à la campagne. Par F.F.F.R.D.G., dit le Solitaire inventif.
Amsterdam, Daniel de la Feuille, 1695. 5 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With engraved title-page and 66 numbered engraved plates (9 folding). Contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spine and binding edges. Full description
€ 1,250
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Hunting, falconry and fishing manual, with 90 engraved plates

[FORTIN, François]. Amusemens de la chasse et de la peche, où l'on enseigne la manière de prendre toute forte d'oiseaux & d'animaux à quatre piés. Aves des instructions sur la volerie & les oiseaux qui y servent; ...
Amsterdam and Leipzig, Arkstée and Merkus, 1743. 2 volumes. 12mo. With 90 folding engraved plates. Contemporary mottled, tanned sheepskin, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,250
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1640 edition of a classic hunting book, with 57 woodcuts

FOUILLOUX, Jacques du. La venerie ... de nouveau reveuë, & augmentée du Miroir de fauconnerie.
Paris, Pierre David, 1640. 4to. With 57 woodcut illustrations (plus 1 repeat) on integral leaves, including 1 on the title-page (3 full-page, further mostly 11 x 12 cm); woodcut music notes. Lacking part 2 on hawking (38 pp.). Contemporary limp sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 3,750
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Early and esteemed work on birds,
by the falconer of the Gonzagas' court in Mantua

GIORGI, Federico. Libro ... del modo di conoscere i buoni falconi, astori, e sparavieri, di farli, di governarli, et di medicarli, come nella tavola si puo vedere.
Venice, Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1547. 8vo. With Giorgi's woodcut phoenix printer's device on title-page and a stunning larger one at the end. Blue stiff paper wrappers (ca. 1800). Full description
€ 15,000
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