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Hunting and falconry

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Hunting and falconry Jacques du Fouilloux et al., 1582 [DU FOUILLOUX, Jacques (1519-1580); Jean DE FRANCIERES (d. 1488), et al.]. Neuw Jag und Weydwerck Buch. Das ist ein grundtliche Beschreibung vom Anfang der Jagten. Frankfurt: Sigmund Feyerabend for Johann Feyerabend, 1582. First edition in German, enlarging the original French text and with the first appearance of the full series of woodcuts to La Vénerie. It is superbly illustrated with 115 woodcuts on hunting and 57 on falconry. The probable compilers are Johann Heller and Sigmund Feyerabend who are described as having prepared the edition in the title to the second part. Though considerable use has been made of Du Fouilloux, Clamorgan, Francières, and other early writers, Schwerdt notes that "there is a quantity of original matter to be found in this work." Holstein II, 52; Nissen ZBI 1175; Thiebaud 312-313; Souhart 156-157; Schwerdt I, p. 30. Two parts in one volume, folio (324 x 200mm). First title printed in red; titles to both parts with woodcut vignette; 172 woodcuts printed from 90 blocks; colophon leaf with device at end of each part (repairs to the lower inner margins in the second half of the second work, not affecting text; some waterstaining to the gutter, larger towards the foot of the pages). Contemporary blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, metal corner guards, clasps and catches, gilt supralibros with the burgher arms of Eberhardt Tabach of Cologne, gilt supralibros with initials EI (joints cracked but holding, spine chipped and repaired at head and foot, leather rubbed, particularly at corners and along the edges, spine worn; remains of a ?19th-century removed bookplate on the front pastedown). Provenance: Eberhardt ?Jacob Tabach or Tabak of Antwerp, "now burgher of Cologne" (arms in supralibros) – early shelfmark and price record in ink on front paste-down. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: The Open Book: Fine Travel, Americana, Literature and History in Print and Manuscript
Auktionsdatum: 18.06.2020
Adresse: Christie's
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