FOUILLOUX, Jacques du. LA VÉNERIE. Précédée de quelques notes biographiques et d'une notice bibliographique. Angers: Charles Lebossé, 1844. This is a reprint of the 1585 edition of this classic work on hunting, illustrated with numerous woodcuts in the text after those in the original edition and with musical examples. The biographical/bibliographical "notice" which precedes the text is by Baron Jérôme Frédéric Pichon. Text and illustrations are nicely printed on quality paper. Tall octavo (25.4 cm). 15,[17] pp., 125 ff, [10] pp. Handsomely bound in later three-quarter brown morocco and marbled sides by Simier, with gilt-stamped title and blind-stamped frames in spine compartments, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Bookplate (of Mr. Bruley des Varannes) on second flyleaf. Two facing pages are toned, and one leaf (no. 55) has small loss at bottom fore-corner without affecting text or illustration. Ribbon bookmark is detached. It is a lovely, near-fine copy.
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