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Les ruses innocentes, dans lesquelles se voit comment on prend les oiseaux passagers, & les non passagers: & de plusieurs sortes de bêtes à quatre pieds. Avec les plus beaux secrets de la pêche dans les rivieres & dans les etangs. Et la maniere de faire tous les rets & filets qu'on peut s'imaginer. Ouvrage très curieux, utile & recreatif pour toetes personnes qui font leur selour à la campagne. Par F.F.F.R.D.G., dit le Solitaire inventif.Amsterdam, Daniel de la Feuille, 1695. 5 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With engraved title-page and 66 numbered engraved plates (9 folding). Contemporary mottled calf, richly gold-tooled spine and binding edges.
Schwerdt 181; Westwood & Satchell, Bibl. piscatoria, p. 180. Third edition, the first printed in Amsterdam, of a popular hunting and fishing manual. It teaches everything about the "true gentleman's sports and recreation": bird catching, hunting and fishing. The first three parts deal with birds and the fourth with animals, including instructions on making all sorts of hunting and devices, such as nets, cages, traps, and a guide to footprints. The last part deals with fishing, and contains according to Westwood and Satchell "the most interesting contribution made by France to the literature of angling". It is illustrated with 16 plates displaying nets, rods and angles.With several numbers in ink written on first flyleaf and some occasional small spots or stains. Binding rubbed along the extremities, corners slightly worn. Overall a very good copy.
      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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