Les Oiseaux de Sport.

Pichot, Pierre-Amedee.

Book ID: 10797

£400.00

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4to. [1], 206 pp., half-title, frontispiece, over 50 reproductions of the House of Ducourtois et Huillard, the photographs by Dr Arbell, du Comte de Puyfontaine, de M Barrachin etc, contemporary quarter calf, rubbed at spine, title gilt on raised & faded spine, original wrappers preserved, title printed in red, foxing to endpapers, previous owner’s inscription on half title page, pencil underlining to original wrapper, few pencil annotations in margins, otherwise copy in good condition, Librairie AD. Legoupy, Paris, first edition, 1903.

Synopsis

A major work on the history of falconry and sport birds: cockfighting, pigeon shooting, pigeon racing, greyhound and hawk hunts, cormorant fishing, etc. With many biographies and portraits of illustrious European falconers. With more than 50 reproductions of old documents. [Thiébaud 741].

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