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Fortin - Les Délices de la campagne - 1700

Fortin - Les Délices de la campagne - 1700

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY MANUAL OF HUNTING AND FISHING, ILLUSTRATED BY 66 LARGE PLATES
First edition with this title, partly original (Big game hunting and falconry are missing in the first edition). Illustrated with 66 plates, engraved on copper and a beautiful allegorical frontispiece.
Thiébaud p. 410

CONTENTS
Expanded edition, adorned with 66 interesting plates. New edition, with change of title, from "Les Ruses Innocentes" published first in 1660 then in 1688. It expands with a sixth book: “On big game hunting, where we talk about dogs, the secret to knowing them, deer, wild boar, wolves, foxes, etc. On hunting and falconry and how to feed hunting birds well ”.

The titles:
1. Des filets (pp. 13-87): 7 engravings with 39 figures.\n
2. Des oiseaux non passers (pp. 88-170): 17 plates with 55 figures.\n
3. Des oiseaux passagers (pp. 171-257): 16 plates with 52 figures.\n
4. Des bêtes à quatre pieds (pp. 258-321): 10 plates with 29 figures and a plate of prints.\n
5. De la pesche (pêche) du poisson (pp. 322-396): 16 plates with 43 figures.\n
6. De la grande chasse (pp. 397-432).

CONDITION REPORT
Pp. (4); 432; (4) including the engraved title page and 66 plates folded several times, grouped at the end of the volume. Beautiful later binding, full leather in perfect condition, spine decorated with 4 raised bands, red mottled edges Illustrated frontispiece and two-tone red and black title page with some erased ink marks on the title page, a few water stains. Complete with 66 plates engraved on copper: a collector's copy.

FULL TITLES & AUTHORS
Les Délices de la campagne ou les ruses de la chasse et de la pesche, où l'on voit comment on prend toutes sortes d'oiseaux et de bêtes à quatre pieds. Avec les plus beaux secrets de la Pêche et la manière de faire les rets et les filets. Troisième edizione mise en meilleur ordre et augmentée d'un nouveau traité de la grande chasse & de la connoissance des chiens, &c. Le tout accompagné de Figures.
All'antiporta illustrata: LES RUSES INNOCENTES DELA CHASSE ET DE LA PESCHE Suivant la Copie de Paris A AMSTERDAM 1700
A Amsterdam: chez George Gallet, 1700
François Fortin

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject Sport, games & pastimes
Author/ Illustrator Fortin
Book Title Les Délices de la campagne
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1700
Edition Illustrated Edition
Language French
Original language Yes
Publisher A Amsterdam: chez George Gallet
Binding/ Material Leather
Extras tipped in plates
Number of pages 506
Dimensions 172×119 mm
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