1788 1ed RARE Marolles Chasse au Fusil RIFLE Hunting Crossbows Guns Illustrated

MAROLLES, Gervais-François Magné de

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Gervais-François Magné de Marolles was an 18th-century French author who is most famous for his landmark treatise on rifle hunting ‘La Chasse au Fusil’, or ‘Essay on the Rifle Hunt’. This extensive and highly detailed book features two sections – studies on the effectiveness of rifles on hunting and hunting tactics before the invention of guns, and the second on strategy and knowledge needed to be an effective hunter. Also includes information on training hunting dogs, tactics on how to hunt different species of big game, and how to tactfully approach birds.

 

This impressive and beautiful first edition includes 3 folding engravings of hunting parks as well as 5 full-page views of crossbows and arrows.

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1788 1ed RARE Marolles Chasse au Fusil RIFLE Hunting Crossbows Guns Illustrated

 

Gervais-François Magné de Marolles was an 18th-century French author who is most famous for his landmark treatise on rifle hunting ‘La Chasse au Fusil’, or ‘Essay on the Rifle Hunt’. This extensive and highly detailed book features two sections – studies on the effectiveness of rifles on hunting and hunting tactics before the invention of guns, and the second on strategy and knowledge needed to be an effective hunter. Also includes information on training hunting dogs, tactics on how to hunt different species of big game, and how to tactfully approach birds.

 

This impressive and beautiful first edition includes 3 folding engravings of hunting parks as well as 5 full-page views of crossbows and arrows.

 

Item number: #6704

Price: $950

MAROLLES, Gervais-François Magné de

La chasse au fusil : ouvrage divisé en deux parties ; contenant: la première, des recherches sur les armes de trait usitées pour la chasse avant l’invention des armes à feu … ; la seconde, les enseignemens et connoissances nécessaires pour chasser utilement les différentes espèces de gibier qui se trouvent en France …

Paris : T. Barrois, 1788. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages

o   xvi, 582, [10]; 111, [1]

o   9 engraved plates

  • 3 folding
  • 6 full-page
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Fine leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8in X 5.5in (20cm x 14cm)
  • Extremely rare with auction records and price comparisons as high as $4,100

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Categories

Antique Guns

European History

Authors

MAROLLES, Gervais-François Magné de

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete