Falconry

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Govierno g...
Ferrer de Valdecebro, A.
Govierno general, moral y politico hallado en las Aves mas generosas, y nobles, sacado de sus naturales, virtudes, y propiedades le escrive el Padre Maestro Fray Andres Ferrer de Valdecebro...le consagra al gloriosissimo Padre, y apostol Valenciano San Vicente Ferrer.
Madrid, M. Alegre, 1670. 4to (20.5 x 13.7 cm). [xl], 205 numbered leaves, 30 pp. of "tabla general" (general index), one engraved portrait of San Vicente Ferrer and 18 engravings in the text, all of the birds discussed. Limp vellum with beautifully contemporary calligraphed title on the spine.
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€3,600.00
Rare early work on Spanish ornithology
Berajah or...
Kleinschmidt, O. a.o.
Berajah or Zoographia Infinita. [Including 37 monographs].
Halle, W. Schlüter; Leipzig, Erwin Nägele, etc., 1905-1937. 37 (16, 21) papers in two. Large, thick 4to (28.5 x 21.5 cm). Text and over 244 photographs or lithographed plates of which 83 nice chromolithographs mostly of falcons and mostly after Kleinschmidt. Later uniform half cloth; spines with gilt title. Many original printed wrappers bound in.
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€1,600.00
Includes several important monographs on birds of prey
Delices de...
Knorr, G.
Delices de la nature ou choix de tout ce que les trois regnes de la nature renferment de plus digne des recherches d'un curieux, pour en former un cabinet ouvrage communiqué ci-devant au public par Georg Wolfgang Knorr célébre graveur de Nuremberg continué par ses héritiers avec les descriptions et remarques de Philippe louis Statius Müller ... revû, corrigé et augmenté d'une préface par Mr. Jean Ernest Emanuel Walch ...traduit de l'allemand par Jaques Frederic Isenflamm. [Falcon]
[Nuremberg, les héritiers de feu G. W. Knorr, 1767]. Folio (54.5 x 38.0 cm). One very beautiful hand-coloured engraved plate.
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€1,000.00
The only falconry illustration of Knorr's famous "Deliciae Naturae
Die Raubvö...
Riesenthal, O. von
Die Raubvögel Deutschlands und des angrenzenden Mitteleuropas. Darstellung und Beschreibung der in Deutschland und den benachbarten Ländern von Mitteleuropa vorkommenden Raubvögel. 2. Auflage der Tafeln mit kurzem text [Atlas].
Cassel, Theodor Fischer, 1894. Folio (39.5 x 29.3 cm). Title page, [iii], 56 pp.; 60 chromolithographed plates. Contemporary quarter burgundy linen over marbled boards. Spine with gilt title.
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€450.00
With large and attractive chromolithos on birds of prey and falconry
Falconry i...
Salvin, F. H. and W. Brodrick
Falconry in the British Isles.
London, John van Voorst, 1855. 4to (27.5 x 18.0 cm). vii, 147 pp., 24 chromolithographed plates (XI and XIII acting as frontispieces) with fine hand-colouring. Early 20th-century dark green half morocco over linen boards. Spine with five raised bands; compartments with gilt ornithological vignettes and title. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Original embossed limp cloth boards with large gilt vignette and gilt on the front board, bound in the rear.
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€2,350.00
The best English book on falconry (Schwerdt)