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Gascoigne, George, -1577.

The noble art of venerie or hunting : Wherein is handled and set out the vertues, nature, and properties of fifteene sundry chaces, together with the order and manner how to hunt and kill euery one of them. Translated & collected for the pleasure of all noblemen and gentlemen, out of the best approoued authors, which haue written any thing concerning the same: and reduced into such order and proper termes as are vsed here in this noble realme of Great Britaine.

Additional Title(s):

Booke of hunting

At London : Printed by Thomas Purfoot, An. Dom. 1611.
Physical Description:
[8], 200, [4], 201-204, 207-250 , [4] p. : ill. (music) ; 19 cm. (4to)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process SK321 .T97 1611
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Information
BEIN Unz73 611t copies 1 and 2: Bound with Turberville, G. Booke of falconrie or hawking ... London, 1611.
BEIN Unz73 611t copy 1: Imperfect: leaves C4 and C5 wanting in copy 1 and supplied by three leaves from the 1576 ed. Garvan Sporting Collection.
BEIN Unz73 611t copy 2: Wagstaff collection.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound with Turberville, G. Booke of falconrie or hawking ... London, 1611.
BAC: Gilt tooled calf binding with marbled end-papers. Gilt tooled black leather bookplate of Charles W. Williams on inside of upper board. Ms autograph "Wm. Herbert 1772" followed by extensive biographical notice of George Turberville on recto of fourth free end-paper.
BAC: Copy appears to lack leaf [paragraph]1 (preliminary blank leaf). Ms autograph of Henry Hunston dated 1696 at foot of leaf R2v.
Attributed in error to George Turberville ; actually an English translation and adaptation of Jacques Du Fouilloux's La venerie (1573) by George Gascoigne, named as author of the poem on [paragraph]3v-[paragraph]4r. Cf. Halkett & Laing (3rd ed.) N113.
Signatures: [paragraph]⁴ ([paragraph]1 blank) A-M⁸ N¹⁰ O-P⁸ Q⁴ R².
Partly in verse.
Usually bound with an edition of "The booke of falconrie or hawking" by George Turberville, to whom this work is sometimes attributed.
Plates for this work are reused from the 1575 edition (STC 24328); the only difference is that plates on F6r and I3r were altered with the figure of Elizabeth (STC 24328) replaced by James (STC 24329) -- DFo.
Running title reads: The booke of hunting.
The last two leaves contain bugle calls.
Printed throughout in black letter type.
Woodcut illustrations within text throughout. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials.
STC (2nd ed.), 24329
Schwerdt, II, p. 272
ESTC, S118822
Podeschi, J.B. Horse and horsemanship, 9
Subject Terms:
Garvan Sporting Collection (BEIN)
Herbert, William -- Autograph, 1772 (BAC RB)
Hunston, Henry -- Autograph, 1696 (BAC RB)
Hunting -- Early works to 1800.
Hunting -- Great Britain.
Hunting -- Pictorial works.
Wagstaff, David, 1882-1951 -- Ownership (BEIN)
Williams, Charles W. -- Bookplate (BAC RB)
Woodcut -- Specimens -- 1611 (BAC RB)
Fouilloux, Jacques du, 1521?-1580.
Turberville, George, 1540?-1610?
Purfoot, Thomas, d. 1615, printer.

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