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Second edition (1 year after the first, both very rare) of a classic on falconry and hawking by King Henri IV’s falconer

ARCUSSIA, Charles d'. La fauconnerie ... Divisee en trois livres. Avec une briefve instruction pour traitter les autours, sur la fin de l'oeuvre, ...
Paris, Jean Houzé, 1599. 8vo. With Houzé's woodcut device, 6 full-page engravings of birds of prey (12.5 x 8.5 cm) plus 3 (of 5) repeats and all on integral leaves. Red goatskin morocco, signed in the foot of the front turn-in by M[arcel] GODILLOT (active as bookbinder 1938-1975), with wide gold-tooled turn-ins and gold fillets on board edge. 272, [8] pp. Full description
€ 18,000
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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. 12], 269, [1 blank], [1], [1 blank] pp. Full description
€ 2,750
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Complete course on hunting with dogs

BLAZE, Elzéar. Le chasseur au chien d'arrêt. Contenant les habitudes, les ruses du gibier, l'art de le chercher et de le tirer, le choix des armes, l'éducation des chiens, leurs maladies, etc.Paris, chez l'un des éditeurs, au dépot de la collection culinaire de Carême, 1846. With an illustration of two dogs by A. Guyot on the title-page and a full-page plate "Contemplation" signed Pauquet.
(2) BLAZE, Elzéar. Le chasseur au chien courant, contenant les habitudes, les ruses des bêtes; l'art de les quêter, de les juger et de les détourner; de les attaquer, de les tirer ou de les prendre a force; l'éducation du limier; des chiens courants, leurs maladies, etc. Paris, Bernard et Cie for the dépot de librarie, 1851.
8vo. 2 works in 3 volumes. Uniform contemporary green morocco, marbled sides, goold-tooles spine, blue sprinkled edges. XXVII, 420; [6], 440; [6], 448 pp. Full description
€ 1,250
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Falconry in 18th-century France

BOISSOUDAN, Jacques Elie Manceau de. Le fauconnier parfait, ou méthode pour dresser et faire voler les oiseaux.
Paris, pour la Société des Bibliophiles (back of the half-title: printed by Ch. Lahure), 1866. 8vo. Half-title, title-page with a wood-engraved medallion portrait of Jean-Auguste de Thou. 20th-century panelled calf. [4], XII, 72 pp. Full description
€ 4,500
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Rare early (5th?) edition of a popular work on angling, printed by Baskerville’s unofficial successor

BOWLKER, Charles. The art of angling; or, compleat fly-fisher. Describing the different kinds of fish, their haunts, places of feeding, and retirement; with an account of the generation of fishes, and observations on the breeding of carp. Together with directions how to regulate pools or ponds. Also the various kinds of baits, and the great diversity of flies that nature produces. To which are added, directions for making artificial flies.
Birmingham, Miles Swinney, 1788. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece of an angler. Contemporary calf, later rebacked spine, red morocco spine label. XI, 218, [2] pp. Full description
€ 450
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Texts of original documents concerning Charles VIII’s hunting and falconry 1485-1486: compiler’s presentation copy

CHARLES VIII, King of France, [compiled by Emmanuel Victor POURROY de l’Aubérivière, Comte de QUINSONAS]. Comptes de la venerie et fauconnerie du Roi Charles VIII. ... 1485-1486.
Lyon, printed by Louis Perrin [for the compiler], 1860. 8vo (24 x 16 cm). With the title-page in red and black with the coat of arms of the compiler, 4 chromolithographed plates showing 3 stained-glass portraits and an architectural elevation, all drawn by P. Giniz and lithographed in Paris by Engelmann & Graf, 2 double-page etched views drawn by J. de Montchalin & Le Bon de Maupetit and engraved by J. M. Fugère, and a lithographic facsimile of a letter written and signed by Margaret of Austria. Half grey-brown cloth (ca. 1900?), top edge gilt, with the publisher's printed paper wrappers bound in. VI, 22 pp. plus plates. Full description
€ 8,500
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Excellent falconry manual

CHENU, Jean Charles; Marc Athanase Parfait OEillet DES MURS. La fauconnerie ancienne et moderne.
Paris, Hachette, 1862. 8vo. With numerous wood-engraved illustrations. Original publishers printed wrappers bound in. 176 pp. Full description
€ 2,000
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