DU FOUILLOUX, Jacques de (?1521-1580). La Venerie ... de nouveau reveue, et augmentée, outre les precedentes impressions. Edited by [?]Jean de Sansicquet. Paris: en la boutique de l'Angelier chez Claude Cramoisy, 1624.
2 parts in one volume, 4° (226 x 164mm). Title printed in red and black with woodcut vignette, 57 woodcut illustrations, 3 full-page, woodcut music, head- and tailpieces, and initials. (Outer margin of title reinforced on verso, scattered light spotting, lightly browned.) Late 19th-century black morocco by Cuyls, covers and spine blind-tooled with lions rampant, gilt turn-ins and board edges, red morocco doublures with gilt dentelle borders, red edges (extremities lightly rubbed, lower hinge split). Provenance: Princes of Öttingen-Wallerstein (inkstamp on title) -- ?'RA' (double monogram on doublures) -- 'R' (gilt leather booklabel with motto 'Bona fide sine fraude').
A FINELY-BOUND COPY FROM THE öTTINGEN-WALLERSTEIN COLLECTION. Du Fouilloux was 'a keen and experienced hunter. The Venerie caused a stir amongst 16th-century huntsmen, and the numerous editions of it which appeared within one hundred years of the first publication (c. 1560) show how its popularity was maintained' (Schwerdt, p.152). This edition follows the text edited by 'I.D.S.' (generally thought to be Du Fouilloux's friend Jean de Sansicquet), which added Jean de Clamorgan's 'De la Chasse du loup', Charles Estienne and Jean Liébault's 'La Chasse du conil', and Francesco Carcano's 'Les Remèdes très-utiles et nécessaires pour la maladie des chiens'. The enlarged text was first published by Félix le Mangnier and Abel l'Angelier in 1585. Brunet II, 1357; Souhart 153; Thiébaud.305; cf. Schwerdt p.153.