LE VERRIER DE LA CONTERIE, Jean Baptiste Jacques (1718-1783). Venerie Normande, ou l'Ecole de la chasse aux chiens courants. Rouen: Nicolas and Richard Lallemant, 1763.
2 parts in one volume, 8vo (200 x 122 mm). 23 woodcut plates (of which 13 folding, 7 printed on two sides), 14pp. engraved music. Contemporary mottled calf, red morocco lettering-piece gilt, spine gilt, edges red (joints starting, some overall wear, covers slightly bowed). FIRST EDITION of a work which Schwerdt ranks "with the classics on hunting," and including woodcut plates depicting deer, wolves, foxes, and other animals. Schwerdt I, p.313.
Estimate $ 400-600
Provenance: Prytan-e Biblioth-que (library stamp on title-page); Olivier du Cl-sieux (small bookplate).