GALLEGARIS, Bernardino. Lo strucciero... dove si discorre del modo di conoscere, allevare, e ridurre gli uccelli rapaci all'uso della caccia, e di come si curino li loro mali. Venice: Minerva, 1646. 8° (154 x 102mm). Woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. (Without final blank, small repairs on title and small clean tear to A6, marginal light waterstaining to a few leaves.) 19th-century red half morocco, gilt spine and top edge (some rubbing). Provenance: Grandjean d'Atteville (stamp on title).
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GALLEGARIS, Bernardino. Lo strucciero... dove si discorre del modo di conoscere, allevare, e ridurre gli uccelli rapaci all'uso della caccia, e di come si curino li loro mali. Venice: Minerva, 1646. 8° (154 x 102mm). Woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. (Without final blank, small repairs on title and small clean tear to A6, marginal light waterstaining to a few leaves.) 19th-century red half morocco, gilt spine and top edge (some rubbing). Provenance: Grandjean d'Atteville (stamp on title).

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GALLEGARIS, Bernardino. Lo strucciero... dove si discorre del modo di conoscere, allevare, e ridurre gli uccelli rapaci all'uso della caccia, e di come si curino li loro mali. Venice: Minerva, 1646. 8° (154 x 102mm). Woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. (Without final blank, small repairs on title and small clean tear to A6, marginal light waterstaining to a few leaves.) 19th-century red half morocco, gilt spine and top edge (some rubbing). Provenance: Grandjean d'Atteville (stamp on title).

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