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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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Practical falconry

HARTING, James Edmund. Hints on the management of hawks ... to which is added practical falconry, chapters historical and descriptive.
London, Horace Cox, 1898. 8vo. With 11 plates and 42 illustrations in text. Original publisher's green cloth. Full description
€ 500
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The education of a prince

KOLBE VON WARTENBERG, Johann Casimir. Väterliche Instruction an seine Kinder, nummehr zum dritten mahl auffgeleget,...
Berlin, Johann Michael Rüdiger, 1704. With richly engraved allegorical frontispiece by I.W. Heckemaur, title-page printed in red and black, full-page engraved portrait of the author, and woodcut vignette on separate title for the genealogy of the House of Kolbe von Wartenberg.
With: (2) WAGENSEIL, Johann Christoph. Erziehung eines jungen Prinzen, der vor allen studieren einen Abscheu hat, dass er dennoch gelehrt und geschickt werde. Leipzig, Johann Heinichens Wittwe, 1705. With title-page printed in red and black and fine engraved headpiece to the text. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 2,250
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The authority on British falconry

SALVIN, Francis Henry and William BRODRICK. Falconry in the British isles.
London, John van Voorst, 1855. 4to (29 x 19.5 cm). With 24 hand-coloured lithographed plates by William Brodrick. Original publisher’s blind- and gold-blocked cloth, front board with title and large illustration of a falcon. Full description
€ 3,000
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