20 November 2003
OLINA, Giovanni Pietro. Uccelliera overo discorso della natura e proprieta di diversi uccelli. Rome: Andrea Fei, 1622.
4° in 8s (239 x 173mm). Engraved title vignette, 66 full-page engraved illustrations by Antonio Tempesta and Francesco Villamena. (Slightly browned, waterstain on a few leaves towards end.) 19th-century Italian sheep, blocked in blind, green and red lettering-pieces (slightly rubbed). Provenance: de Lassus, Baron de La Barthe et de la Vallée de Nestès (bookplate) -- Theodore Besterman (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. Ceresoli Bibliografia delle opere su la caccia (1969) p. 384; Nissen IVB 693; Schwerdt II, p. 48; Souhart 355-356.
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