Hunting in Normandy: an 18th century DIY

Le Verrier de la Conterie, J.

Venerie Normande, ou l'école de la chasse aux chiens courants, pour le lievre, le chevreuil, le cerf, le daim, le sanglier, le loup, le renard & la loutre; avec les tons de chasse, accompagnés de chacun une explication sur l'occasion & les circonstances où ils doivent être sonnés; et un traité des remedes, un traité sur le droit de suite, & un dictionnaire des termes de chasse, &c.

Published 1778
Item ID 31691

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Rouen, Laurent Dumesnil, 1778. 8vo (20.3 x 12.5 cm). xvi, 526 pp.; 27 fine mostly folded woodengraved plates (some printed on blue paper and/or on recto and verso), mostly by Caron and including 12 large text engravings of music being "Tons de Chasse et Fanfares". Near contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers; speckled edges.

Second, enlarged, and definitive edition of this fine French game book, first published in 1763. With its very expressive woodcuts of game animals, including a hare, a squirrel, a deer, a fallow deer, a wild boar, a wolf, a fox, a badger and an otter. It includes drawings of footprints, and musical scores. Page numbers 447-448 were not used, as is clear from the index. Some rubbing to the boards, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Jeanson, 345; Schwerdt 1, 313; Thiébaud 589-590.

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