With the almost always Missing Text Part
The Separate Print on Hunting from Diderot-d’Alembert
(Lacombe, Jacques.) Encyclopédie méthodique. Dictionnaire (A-Z) de toutes les espèces de chasses. Text and plate vol. Paris, H. Agasse, (1794-95) and, plate part, 1811 resp. 4to. VIII, 456 pp., 1 l. title. With
33 ( 15 double full-page ) copperplates
by Robert Bénard (Paris 1734 – after 1777, recte rather c. 1786), with pl. 2, no. 2 after Ridinger’s The Par-force Hunt, Th. 21, of his Princes’ Pleasure from 1729. Time-marked contemp. cloth (text) and half leather, both with back-plate and gilt back.
Schwerdt I, 295 (Lacomb, erroneously Fr. L.); Thiébaud 542 (Lacombe, erroneously Bernard & only 450 pp); Nissen 4621. – Text vol. uncut, but leaves cut of, the plate vol., of finest print quality, with paled punctate edges. Especially the text wide-margined. – Fresh copy except for very small tidemarks, repaired tears, and rust stains in the outer margins of some of the plates.
The indispensable compendium ,
enlarged by 10 plates
compared to the folio edition of the Diderot encyclopedia from the 3rd quarter of the 18th century.
The plates – mostly with 1-2, partially also up to 6 large, pictorially marvelous presentations of boar hunt, red deer stalking, par force hunt, wolf and fox pitches and trap hunting,
3 plates on hawking ,
duck and pheasant hunt, pheasantry, bird catching, and others more –
“ furnish representations of some unusual sports and implements ”
Besides traces and tools and
five plates music .
The 12-page plate explanation bound subsequent to the dictionary. – Especially in regard of the several kinds and practices of hunting today either not possible or not usual anymore
text & plates remain the imperative combination for the hunter .
Lacombe (1724 Paris 1811), originally jurist and parliamentary lawyer, was mostly active as writer, journalist, art critique, bookseller and publisher of several newspapers, i. a. in Zweibrücken. From 1778 author of numerous volumes of the Encyclopédie méthodique published by Charles-Joseph Panckoucke.
Offer no. 13,208 / EUR 966. / export price EUR 918. (c. US$ 1110.) + shipping
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(Herr H.-G. S., 27. August 2008)