One of 150 copies

Briffardière, Antoine Gaffet de la. Petit traité de fauconnerie ou se trouvent les termes de cette espèce de chasse [...].

Paris, Librarie Pairault, 1885.

8vo. 26, (1) pp., final blank page. Original printed wrappers.

 3,500.00

Only edition. One of only 150 copies of this treatise on falconry, which is in fact a reprint of the same treatise included in Briffardière's 1742 "Nouveau Traité de Vénerie" (pp. 383-401), which Pierre Clément de Chappeville published after the author's death. Apparently, the editor of the present edition confounded Chappeville with Briffardière, as it was the latter, not the former, who was appointed "Gentilhomme de la Vénerie du Roy", a title mistakenly given to Chappeville on the title-page.

Covers somewhat browned and brownstained; spine chafed; binding loosened. Margins slightly worn. Contemporary ownership of B. C. R. Langford, as well as a later ownership of Charles Henry Stanley Garton (b. 1920), dated Kingswood, September 1943, to front pastedown. Handwritten note on title-page regarding the confusion of authorship, likely by Garton.

Schwerdt I, 103. Thiébaud 166. Harting 171. Souhart 367. OCLC 54185123.

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