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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.
€ 4,500
Written at Poitou ca. 1745, this falconry manual was published only in 1864, at the end of an edition of Jacques du Fouillouxs La venerie. Harting recommends it and writes that Boissoudans "treatise conveys a good idea of the state of falconry in the 18th century in Poitou, where the native goshawk was much used".
Occasional spotting, heavier in the endpapers. Harting 202; Schwerdt I, 74; Thiébaud 109.
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