Three works on falconry and the care of birds

Giorgi, Federico. Libro [...] del modo di conoscere i buoni falconi, astori, e sparavieri, di farli, di governarli, & medicarli [...].

Milano, Filippo Ghisolfi, 1645.

12mo. 136, (8) pp. With woodcut title vignette and 10 woodcuts in the text.

(Bound with) II: Carcano, Francesco. Dell'arte del strucciero con il modo di conoscere, e medicare falconi, astori, et sparavieri, e tutti gli uccelli di rapina. Ibid., 1645. 82, (2) pp. With woodcut title vignette and 7 woodcuts in the text (2 full-page).

(Bound with) III: Manzini, Romano. Ammaestramenti per allevare, pascere, & curare gli uccelli. Ibid., 1645. 58, (2) pp. With woodcut title vignette and 8 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary vellum with ms. title to spine.


Fine sammelband containing three classic Italian works on hawking, falconry, and the care of birds in their final edition. I: "Well-known book" (Schwerdt), first published in 1547. The English author Turberville drew heavily on this work for his famous "Booke of Faulconrie or Hauking".

II: "A small book on hawking, by a practical falconer" (Schwerdt).

III: The third edition of a book "on bird catching and the care of birds. The first edition was published at Milan by Pacifico Pontio in 1575 and must be rare" (Schwerdt). "This little book relates solely to cage-birds [...] It is usually bound up with the books on Falconry by Francesco Carcano and Federico Giorgi, and might be supposed to relate to that subject" (Harting).

Bookplate of Hans Dedi von front pastedown. A good copy of this collection of rare works in a contemporary binding, in excellent state of preservation.


I: Souhart 217. Harting 144. Cf. Schwerdt I, 207.

II: Schwerdt I, 94. Harting 142f. Souhart 86.

III: Schwerdt II, 7. Souhart 315. Harting 147.

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