1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 750
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
Maison rustique or The Countrey Farme, compiled in the French tongue by Charles Stevens and John Liebault ... translated into English by Richard Surflet. London: Arnold Hatfield for John Norton and John Bill, 1606. 4°, woodcut title device, woodcut illustrations (light worming to early quires, pencil scribbles to margins of quires Y and Z, Aa-Cc with worm trace at inner margin, Ll7 and Ll8 adhering at margin, Oo7 with clean tear touching on woodcut, a few other tears, some soiling and staining, without front blank), 19th-century half calf (rubbed). Provenance: Mrs. Larpent, Leusden (label) -- C.F.G.R. Schwerdt (bookplate).
SCHWERDT COPY of the second English edition of Charles Estienne's L'agriculture et maison rustique. As the subtitle points out, this classic work on husbandry included some final chapters that form "a short collection of the hunting of the hart, wilde bore, hare, fox, gray, cony; of birds and faulconrie". Kress 273; Schwerdt I, p. 166; STC 10548.
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