PONTINI Giovanni – La Cacciagione De’ Volatili – 1758


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PONTINI Giovanni – La cacciagione de’ volatili, osia l’Arte di pigliare uccelli in ogni maniera, con i rimedj per guarirli dalle loro Malattìe. Opera del Roccolista Giovanni Pontini da Castelcucco di Asolo, adornata di figure in rame incise al naturale – 1758. In Vicenza, appresso Giandomenico Occhi librajo in Piazza. Contemporary rustic cardboard with handwritten titles on the spine; sedicesimo, 19 cm; pp. 110 (2); very slight damage to the endpapers in correspondence of the nerves, overall excellent copy. Ornate friezes and initials; 14 copper engraved plates, two of which folded, which include the frontispiece with an allegory of the author intent on drafting the treatise, a coat of arms, 10 fold-over representations of birds and two with illustrative diagrams of hunting techniques. First, uncommon edition, of a classic of hunting treatises, finely illustrated with full-page copper plates