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Auction: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
was auctioned on: 22 January 2020
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Hawking & Hunting.- Turberville (George) The Booke of Falconrie or Hawking... [&] The Noble Art of Venerie or Hunting , 2 works in 1, woodcuts, Thomas Purfoot, 1611.

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Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000
ca. US$6,560 - US$9,185
Price realised:  n. a.
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Hawking & Hunting.- Turberville (George) The Booke of Falconrie or Hawking..., second edition, issue with catchword "of" on A1r, 1611; The Noble Art of Venerie or Hunting, second edition, 1611, together 2 works in 1 vol., printed in black letter, woodcut title vignettes, the first showing the Earl of Warwick in hunting costume, numerous woodcut illustrations, some full-page, the first work with final blank, the second with initial blank and 4pp. bugle calls with musical notation at end, with contemporary ink manuscript recipes to endpapers and a few annotations to text (first leaf frayed and defective), both titles cropped affecting imprint (loss of date to first, shaved on second), first title with ink smudge, occasional browning or soiling, some light water-staining, becoming loose in binding, contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties, rubbed and slightly stained, preserved in old cloth drop-back box (rubbed & repaired), [Schwerdt II, 271-272; STC 24325 & 24329], 4to, by Thomas Purfoot ⁂ Two of the most important hawking and hunting works of the 16th century, first published in 1575, and nearly always found together. The first work is an adaptation of the works of Giorgi, Carcano, Tardif and Artelouche; the second (sometimes attributed to George Gascoigne) is essentially a translation of Du Fouilloux's La Venerie. Some of the woodcuts contain portraits of the monarch and these have been altered from Queen Elizabeth I in the 1575 editions to King James I in those of 1611, although that on p.112 of the first work still features part of Elizabeth's riding habit.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Forum Auctions
Title: Fine Books, Manuscripts and Works on Paper
Date of the auction: 22 Jan 2020
Address: Forum Auctions
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