Hunting

All works on hunting by Man, hunting techniques, and the hunted

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The life o...
[Apperley, C. J.] Nimrod
The life of a sportsman. By Nimrod. With thirty-six coloured illustrations by Henry Alken.
London, Rudolph Ackermann, 1842. Large 8vo (23.6 x 15.1 cm). viii, 402, [ii] pp., 36 full colour plates. Full scarlet morocco; boards with triple gilt-lined border; broad, rich gilt inner dentelles with minute name of the bookbinder; spine with five raised gilt-stippled bands, compartments with rich gilt floral patterns, title and author. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Original cloth covers and spine mounted and bound in the rear.
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€1,500.00
True sportmanship in a fine binding by Riviere (1st edition)
Traité de...
Bulliard, P.
Traité de la chasse aux oiseaux et de toutes les ruses dont on se sert pour les prendre, suivi d'une collection considerable de figures et de pièges nouveux propres à différentes chasses. Nouvelle édition, augmentée de la méthode pour faire les filets; de beaucoup de détails sur la chasse au gibier-plume, et ornée d'un grand nombre de figures représentant les oiseaux que l'on chasse en France.
Paris, Audot, 1818. 12mo (16.3 x 9.5 cm). 270 pp. with 57 engraved plates of birds and utensils to catch them. Contemporary full speckled calf. Spine with four raised bands, rich gilt compartment and brown morocco label with gilt title. Boards with thin gilt line border. Edges speckled red.
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€450.00
With 23 extra plates not present in the first edition
Hondenrass...
Bylandt, H. A. Graaf van [Bijlandt]
Hondenrassen. Punten, beschrijving, eigenschappen, gebreken, enz. Deel I: jachthonden. Met ruim 1000 afbeeldingen, 2150 honden voorstellende. [AND] Deel II: niet-jachthonden. Met ongeveer 1300 afbeeldingen, 1950 honden voorstellende. [Complete].
Deventer, Æ. E. Kluwer, 1904. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (30.0 x 23.5 cm). Two half-titles with engraved vignette, two title pages, two dedication pages (to Prince Hendrik of the Netherlands); and 1678 pp., as follows: Volume I: 24, ix-xvi, 796, A-F; Volume II: 800, xxviii, [xvi (advertisements)]. Contemporary green half-buckram over marbled boards. Spines with gilt bands and title. Yellow endpapers.
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€400.00
Wonderfully illustrated work on dogs in four languages
La Fauconn...
Chenu, J. C. and O. Des Murs
La Fauconnerie ancienne et moderne. Supplément au tome deuxième des leçons élémentaires sur l'histoire naturelle des oiseaux.
Paris, Hachette, 1862. Small 8vo (17.9 x 12.0 cm). 176 pp., one wood-engraved frontispiece, 51 woodcuts in the text. Original black and gilt stamped pictorial red cloth. Yellow endpapers, all edges gilt.
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€250.00
A copy in the very nice original binding
The comple...
Crawhall, J.
The compleatest angling booke that euer was writ, beingdone out of ye Hebrewe and other Tongves, by a person of honor. Adorn'd with scvlptvres.
Newcastle upon Tyne, the author, 1881. 4to (28.0 x 22.8 cm). 238 pp. [in Roman numerals]. Numerous etchings, wood-engravings and text vignettes, of which many hand-coloured. Contemporary full embossed morocco. Spine rich gilt, with five raised bands; boards with triple gilt, and blind-tooled borders, gilt vignettes and, on the front board, the title, "The compleatest angling booke by a person of honor". Gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.
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€1,200.00
One of two known copies in original morocco binding
Piscicepto...
[Cussac, J.]
Pisciceptologie ou l'art de la pêche à la ligne; discours sur les poissons, la manière de les prende et de les accommoder; la pêche au filets et autres instruments; suivi d'un traité des etangs, viviers, fossés, réservoirs, et les moyens d'en tirer avantage; avec un grand nombre de figures en taille-douce ou descriptions des pièges propres à ces différentes pêches.
Paris, de Cussac, 1816. 12mo (17.0 x 10.0 cm). xxiv, 388 pp.; engraved frontispiece, and 27 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over paper-covered boards. Spine with five raised bands, gilt bands and title, black vignettes. Marbled endpapers. Edges yellow.
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€400.00
The very rare first edition, not recorded by Westwood and Satchell
Rural spor...
Daniel, W. B.
Rural sports. Volume II. Fishing.
London, Longman, Hurst, Reese & Orme, 1812. 4to (27.8 x 21.5 cm). Stipple-engraved, hand-coloured title page (dated 1807), letterpress title page to the volume, [iv], 445 pp.; 19 engraved plates of which 18 finely hand-coloured and one plain (as intended). Contemporary full-grained morocco. Spine with five gilt-ornamented double raised bands, vignettes and title. Boards extensively hand-tooled and with rich gilt borders containing images of lions, owls, beehives, squirrels and various other mammals and birds. Gilt dentelles. Olive endpapers. All edges gilt.
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€1,500.00
Very rare coloured edition in a very fine binding
Allgemeine...
Duhamel du Monceau, [H. L.] and [L. H.] De la Marre
Allgemeine Abhandlung von den Fischereyen und Geschichte der Fische [oder deren Thiere, die im Wasser leben], die dadurch verschaffet werden, und die sowohl zum Unterhalte der Menschen, als zu vielen anderen Arten von Gebrauche dienen, die sich auf die Künste und den Handel beziehen.
Leipzig und Königsberg, Johann Jacob Kanter, 1773-1775. In three volumes. 4to (24.2 x 20.1 cm). Volume 1: Titel to the work; pp. “17” [= 170]-380, plates I-XXI; Volume II: Title to the series; half title to the work; 438 pp., plates I-L; volume III: Title to the series, [xiv], 328 pp., plates I-XV, for a total of 86 folded engraved plates. Volume II, or "Zweeter Abschnitt", in contemporary half calf over speckled boards. Spine with five gilt-bordered raised bands and brown morocco label with gilt title. First and third volume in matching later bindings.
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€1,200.00
The rare German edition
The book o...
Elder, F.
The book of the hackle.
Edinburgh, Scottish Academy Press, 1979. 8vo (23.2 x 14.8 cm). xi, 140 pp., coloured frontispiece, six peculiar plates with original hackles including 29 different types. Original red morocco in original slipcase (25.0 x 16.1 x 3.1 cm) by A. Lumsden. Gilt edges.
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€800.00
One of just 85 numbered copies, in a fine, fresh condition
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
The salmon...
Grimble, A.
The salmon rivers of Ireland. Volumes I-II. [Complete].
London, Kegan Paul, Trübner, 1903. Two volumes in two (28.6 x 22.2 cm). 4to. 561 [xv, 262 ; xii, 272] pp., two maps, 33 [14; 19] photographic plates. Original uniform half vellum. Printed label on the spines.
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€750.00
August Grimble's finest work
Het vermak...
Groen, J. van der and P. Nylandt
Het vermakelyk land-leven. I. Deel. Den Nederlantsen hovenier, zijnde het I. Deel van het Vermakelijk Land-leven. Beschrijvende allerhande prinçelike en heerlijke lust-hoven en hof-steden, en hoe men deselve, met veelderley uytnemende boomen, bloemen en kruyden, kan beplanten, bezaeijen, en verçieren. ... Desen laetsten druk is doorgaens verbetert. [AND] De verstandige hovenier. Over de twaelf maenden van 't jaer. Zijnde het II. deel van het vermakelyk lant-leven. [AND] De medicyn-winkel, of ervaren huys-houder: zijnde het III. deel van het vermakelyk landleven.
Amsterdam, Weduwe Gijsbert De Groot, 1696-1721. Three parts in one. 4to (20.2 x 15.7 cm). Engraved title (or frontispiece, with "consent en privilegie" printed on verso), letterpress title page with wood-engraved vignette (dated 1721); [xxvii], 103, [iii] pp., including 69 full-page engraved plates (mainly garden designs, pergolas, etc.), and a few text engravings [AND] Engraved frontispiece, letterpress title page with engraved vignette (dated 1711), [v], 84, [iv] pp., including one engraved plate. [AND] Title page with large copper engraving (dated 1711), 38 pp.; half-title "Den naerstigen byen-houder", with large copper engraving (verso blank), pp. 41-53, [iii]; half-title "De verstandige kok" (dated 1711) with large copper engraving and "Privilegie" on verso, pp. [ii], 61-88. Contemporary vellum with script text on the front board.
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€1,400.00
A seldom-seen complete edition of this finely illustrated encyclopaedia