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Lot n° 38

GAFFET DE LA BRIFFARDIÈRE, Antoine

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New treaty of venery, containing the hunting of deer, roe deer, wild boar, wolf, hare and fox. With the knowledge of horses suitable for hunting, and remedies to heal them when they are injured. Instructions and remedies for securing and curing rabid dogs, how to train sleeping dogs to stop, how to put them on command and how to teach them to retrieve. A Treaty of Pipea, Falconry, and the terms of this hunting area. Attached is a Dictionary of Deer Hunting, and Deer. All decorated with figures and music. Paris, Mesnier, 1742. In-8, (1) f., 35, XVI pp., 14 pp. of notated music, 401 pp., (1) f., 15 woodcut plates, unfolded, page break 288 to 305 but not missing, russet sb., fawn calf speckled on the spine, spine with nerves decorated, red mar. t.p., small wormhole on the back. THIEBAUD 439. "Rare original edition. The author was a nobleman of the Venery of King Louis XIV, in which he served for nearly forty years. Its publisher aims to fill a gap because ''since Robert Salnove's book printed in 1655, it hasn't appeared on the venery.'' The fifteen woodcut plates are signed V. P. or Vincent Pezant, master cartier student of Vincent Le Sueur. (V. Marius Audin, Essai sur les engraveurs de bois en France au dix-huitième siècle, 144).