DEYEUX, (THÉOPHILE). Paris, (1841). Small 8vo. 3-122,(1,1 blank,4) pp. With numerous in-text illustrations. Dark blue morocco backed marbled boards (A. Bonniers privatbokbinderi, Stockholm). A little browned due to paper quality. With the signature and bookplate of Gunnar Brusewitz. Lacking half-title. Souhart Bibliographie générale des ouvrages sur la chasse 140. Schwerdt Hunting, hawking, shooting I:140. Thiébaud Bibliographie des ouvrages français sur la chasse 273. The final 4 pp. are publisher's ads. Souhart notes "petit opuscule devenu fort rare", an assessment passed on by Schwerdt. An appealing little work adorned with numerous vignettes. Deyeux includes on pp. 101-117 the "Aphorismes de Saint Hubert" and on pp. 119-122 the "Cantique de Saint Hubert." Saint Hubertus or Hubert (ca. 656-727 AD) was the first Bishop of Liège and is the patron saint of hunters.
Les ruses innocentes, dans lesquelles se voit comment on prend les oyseaux passagers, & les non passagers: & des plusieurs sortes de bêtes à quatre pieds. Avec les plus beaux secrets de la pêche dans les rivieres & dans les estangs. Et un traité tres-utile pour la chasse. Et la maniere de faire tous les rets & les filets qu’on peut s’imaginer. Le tout divisé en cinq livres, avec les figures. Ouvrage tres-curieux, utile et recreatif pour toutes sortes de personnes qui font leur sejour à la campagne. Par F. F. F. R. D. G. dit le solitaire inventif.(FORTIN DE GRANDMONT, FRANÇOIS) Paris, chez C. de Sercy, 1688. 4to. (16),445,(1 blank),1-12 pp. Title in red and black, with engraved headpiece and initial, 66 full-page woodcut illustrations (9 of which are folding) all included in the pagination, and woodcut initials. Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine in compartments with raised bands, elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt, rubbing to surfaces and extremities, head of spine with some loss at upper joint, tail of spine chipped exposing headband, upper joint cracked exposing cords but holding. Upper cover with two small worm holes, rear cover a little stained, corners bumped and worn. Browned throughout with some foxing, and marginal dust-soiling, with dampstain at gutter from p. 414 through to the end, affecting a few plates, and further sporadic dampstaining. Gutter of title page and outer margin of front free endpaper reinforced, and with rather crude repairs to margins of plates 256, 263, 264, 269, 277 and 415. Outer margin of p. 217 torn with loss though not touching text, with page number of p. 256 torn and missing. Annotations on front free endpaper that the book was bought at the auction after Michael Törnflycht on 11 June 1740 by Carl Fredric Piper and further annotations recording that it was given in 1780 from his son Adolph Ludvig Piper to forester Joh. Er. Cons, inherited by his son J. E. Cons in 1818 and from him given in 1852 to his nephew, captain Ax. Fr. M. Lundeberg. Lundeberg has also recorded the births of his children and their height on the last leaf and rear endpaper. With the bookplate and signature of Gunnar Brusewitz. Schwerdt Hunting, hawking, shooting I:181. Souhart Bibliographie générale des ouvrages sur la chasse 636-637. Thiébaud Bibliographie des ouvrages français sur la chasse 408-409. Westwood & Satchell Bibliotheca piscatoria 180. Third edition of this celebrated work on the art of capturing game, fish and vermin with traps, nets and other means, first published in 1660. A second edition was published in 1668, a fourth in 1695, and this edition was reissued in 1700 with a cancel title page. The work is split into five books of which the last deals extensively with fishing. The striking and instructive woodcut illustrations show a variety of nets and traps. The plates are the same as appeared in the first edition. This edition includes for the first time the short 12-page "Traité tres-utile de la chasse" by Charles Strosse present at the end of the work. This work was to prove immensely popular and influential, inspiring the work of many subsequent authors, notably Liger in his "Amusements de la campagne", and who reproduced the first part of "Les ruses" without alteration, according to Westwood & Satchell. Michael Törnflycht (1683-1738) was a military, civil servant, and country gentleman. Under King Charles XII he took part in the Battle of Poltava 1709 and the siege of Fredrikshall 1718. Carl Fredric Piper (1700-1770) was his nephew and one of Sweden's foremost book collectors in his time. His extensive library at Ängsö castle was inherited by his son Adolf Ludvig Piper (1750-1795), married to Sophie von Fersen. Forester Johan Cons, or Conz, (1739-1818) was born in Strassbourg and lived in Dyvik by Ängsö. His daughter Hedvig Sophia Cons (1785-1864) was married to the factor at Ängsö Johan Petter Lundeberg. Their son was Axel Fredrik Marcus Lundeberg (1809-1873). Brusewitz's signature is dated 1975. Laid in is also a catalogue clipping from Hagelin Rare Books, where Brusewitz bought this book.
History of British Birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Vol. I. Containing the history and description of land birds.Newcastle, S. Hodgson, 1797 [but 1798]. 8vo. XXX,(2),335,(1) pp. With 117 wood engravings of birds and 91 tailpieces. + BEWICK, THOMAS. History of British Birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Vol. II. Containing the history and description of water birds. Newcastle, E. Walker, 1804. 8vo. XX,400 pp. With 101 wood engravings of birds and 136 tailpieces. + BEWICK, THOMAS. A Supplement to the History of British Birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Part I. Containing the history and description of land birds. Newcastle, E. Walker, 1821 [but 1822]. 8vo. 50,(2) pp. With wood engravings. + BEWICK, THOMAS. A Supplement to the History of British Birds. The figures engraved on wood by T. Bewick. Part II. Containing the history and description of water birds. Newcastle, E. Walker, 1821 [but 1822]. 8vo. 49,(3) pp. With wood engravings. Volumes I and II bound in handsome 19th-century full red morocco, ruled in gilt, spines in compartments with raised bands, tooled and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, inner dentelles gilt. Endpapers foxed, some occasional light soiling and spotting, otherwise clean and fresh. Supplement uncut and bound in modern marbled boards. Some occasional light foxing and soiling. With the signature of H. S. Foljam dated 1803 on title page, and the signature of Gunnar Bruzewitz on front free endpaper of volume I. Tattersfield Thomas Bewick 1.14, 1.16. and 1.25. Roscoe Thomas Bewick a bibliography raisonné 15c and 17a, variant C, and 29c and 30c. Nissen Die illustrierten Vogelbücher 91. Zimmer Catalogue of the Edward E. Ayer ornithological library 57-58. An attractive mixed set of the second edition of "Land Birds", with the first edition of "Water Birds" and the second edition of the "Supplements", dated 1821 but published in October 1822. Though never formally taught, Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) showed a talent for drawing from an early age. In 1767, when he was 14, he was apprenticed to Ralph Beilby, an engraver in Newcastle. In 1775 Bewick received a premium from the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and became a partner in Beilby's workshop the following year. "A General History of Quadrupeds" was his first publication and appeared in 1790. By the late 18th century, the woodblock was the poor relation to steel or copper engravings. Bewick, unlike his predecessors, would carve in harder woods, notably boxwood, against the grain, using fine tools normally favoured by metal engravers. This proved to be far superior, and in so doing Bewick revolutionised the printing of illustrations using wood and brought the medium back to life and popularity. The success of "A General History of Quadrupeds" encouraged Bewick to begin working on his most famous work "History of British Birds". Issued in two volumes, the "History and Description of Land Birds" appeared in 1797, the volume devoted to water birds seven years later, in 1804. It was to be his tour de force with respect both to craftsmanship and creative imagination, and the work for which he will always be remembered. This time confining himself to only British species, he drew from live birds, specimens shot for him, or even from birds kept in his Newcastle garden for the express purpose of drawing them. Although criticised by some ornithologists for their lack of accuracy, his drawings nevertheless manage to seize the individual characters of the various birds. In addition, the work once again drew acclaim and was renowned for the many humorous and elaborate vignettes and tailpieces that so vividly capture English rural life. "Land Birds" features 140 descriptions of birds, 117 figures and 91 vignettes and tailpieces. Bewick's teacher Ralph Beilby (1744-1817) was an English engraver, working chiefly on silver and copper. As he had done for "A General History of Quadrupeds", Beilby once again wrote the descriptions for "British Birds", although by the time the second volume appeared Bewick had bought Beilby's share of the partnership, and composed the letterpress himself. "Water Birds" includes 144 descriptions, 100 figures and another 136 vignettes and tailpieces. These last are considered to be amongst his very best, and were certainly some of his own favourites. "History of British Birds" went through various revisions and expansions. Roscoe provides a detailed account of the various states of both volumes. Though dated 1797, the present copy of the "Land Birds" is in fact the second edition of 1798 as revealed by the price on the title page, and the images of the sea eagle and the magpie being in the second state. The infamous vignette at p. 285 appears here to be uncensored. The copy of the "Water Birds" is variant C according to Roscoe. In 1821, and revised in 1822, Bewick published "A Supplement to the History of British Birds", which, although sometimes found bound with the seventh edition, was also published separately and bound together in one volume, as found here.
Bush Wanderings of a Naturalist; or, notes on the field sports and fauna of Australia Felix. By an Old Bushman.London, Cox and Wyman, 1861. 8vo. XVI,272 pp. Contemporary full blue calf, ruled in gilt, spine with raised bands attractively tooled in gilt and with red morocco label. Spine and covers scuffed with some minor loss, spine sunned, extremities and corners rubbed and bumped. Title page a little browned, with some occasional light marginal browning and soiling. With Sotheran's booksellers' label, an acquisition note by Gunnar Brusewitz dated 1991, and his bookplate. Ferguson Bibliography of Australia 18444. Wood An introduction to the literature of vertebrate zoology 624. First edition and an attractive copy. Horace William Wheelwright (1815-1865) was an English hunter, naturalist and writer. Drawn by the Victorian gold rush, Wheelwright migrated to Australia in 1852, and although unsuccessful at prospecting, he became a professional game shooter to supply the Melbourne market. The present work presents an account of his experiences and is an important source of information about the natural history of the area around Melbourne in the 1850s. Wheelwright left Australia in the later part of the 1850s and then spent some time in Sweden before returning to London.
Historiae avium prodromus cum praefatione de ordine animalium in genere. Accessit historia muris alpini et vetus vocabularium animalium msc. Cum figuris.KLEIN, JACOB THEODOR. Lübeck, J. Schmidt, 1750. 4to. Folding engraved portrait,(16),238,(2 blank) pp. & 7 engraved plates, four of which folding. With engraved vignette on title page. Simple modern paper boards, with brown leather label lettered in gilt. Edges red. Portrait with small tear at lower gutter, touching image but with no loss. Paper repair to lower outer corner of p. 145. Scattered, partly cropped contemporary marginal notes in Latin and German (but of Swedish origin). From the library of Gunnar Brusewitz and with his bookplate. Anker Bird books and bird art 254. Zimmer Catalogue of the Edward E. Ayer ornithological library I:353 calling for 7 plates only, possibly omitting the portrait. Wood An introduction to the literature of vertebrate zoology 419 calling also for 7 plates. Nissen Die illustrierten Vogelbücher 504 again calling for 7 plates. The engraved portrait of Klein is by Johann Christopher Sysang (1703-1757) who also executed the plates for Klein's "Quadrupedum" (1751). Casey A. Wood claims that this work is "one of the important and fundamental treatises on ornithology [.] and utilized in large part by many writers." A German translation was published in 1760. Chapters include bird migration, the hibernation of swallows and storks, and the life history of the Alpine marmot. On pp. 235-238 is printed a comparative list of names of animals in German and Latin, compiled in the beginning of the 15th century and taken from the 1549 Froben edition of Georgius Agricola's "De animantibus subterraneis". Jacob Theodor Klein (1685-1759) was a Prussian zoologist and botanist and is noted for having created his own zoological nomenclature based on the number of legs, their location and shape. The interesting annotations deal i.a. with contemporary observations on the occurrences and names of different birds. On p. 49 is given the Arab and Syrian names for the White Falcon as presented by Hasselquist. On p. 112, the annotator tells us that a wild turkey was taken from Mexico to France in 1560 and that another one was presented at the wedding of the Swedish King Charles IX. The passage on pp. 178-179 provides an account of the different occasions when large hermitages of thrushes have been seen on different places in Germany.
Lagographia curiosa; seu, leporis descriptio, juxta methodum & leges augustæ ac imperialis. Academiae Leopoldinæ nat. curios. adornata, selectisque observationibus & curiositatibus conspersa.Augsburg, impensis L. Kronigeri & T. Goebelii Hæredum, 1691. Small 8vo. Additional engraved title leaf,(30),408,(4) pp. Title page printed in red and black. Contemporary mottled calf, bumped and worn, ruled in blind, spine in compartments with raised bands, remains of paper label at head, head of spine worn exposing headband, nick with small loss at tail, upper joint cracked at tail but holding firm. Aside from some light marginal browning and occasional minor soiling, clean and crisp. With the armorial bookplate of W:m Wollascott esq., and the bookplate and signature of Gunnar Brusewitz. VD17 39:117610G. Schwerdt Hunting, hawking, shooting IV:74. Lindner Bibliographie der deutschen und der niederländischen Jagdliteratur 557. First edition of this important work, being an early and comprehensive work on the hare, and including valuable references to other earlier writings. Christian Franz Paullini (1643-1711) was a German polymath writing in the fields of medicine, history, philosophy, ethnography, and natural history. Probably best known for his "Heilsame Dreck-Apotheke", he also wrote a number of monographs on vertebrates, notably on dogs, wolves, the ass, and the mole. Brusewitz collected material for a planned book on the role of the hare in natural and cultural history, but unfortunately he never came to write it.
(BECKER, GOTTFRIED WILHELM) Leipzig, 1835. Small 8vo. Frontispiece,(2),VII-XIV,354 pp. With numerous woodcut illustrations, some full-page. Contemporary black half morocco over moiré cloth, spine tooled in gilt, spine slightly sunned, extremities rubbed and worn, corners bumped. Green marbled edges. Lightly browned with some occasional minor soiling and dampstaining. With contemporary red label on front pastedown lettered in gilt: "Premie för Alfred Bensow", his juvenile signature and scribblings on rear endpaper. From the library of Gunnar Brusewitz. Lacking 1 or 2 preliminary leaves, possibly half-title and series title. With a preface signed "*r". Part II only of "Naturgeschichte des Thierreichs" (1835-1839). The other parts treat insects, mammalia and fish, and the parts were also sold separately. According to the preface, this is an adaptation of an English original. An appealing little guide to birds and their nests, adorned with numerous illustrations. The present copy seems to have belonged to the Swedish merchant Alfred Bensow (1840-1913), of Jewish descent.
Ioannis Ionstoni Theatrum universale omnium animalium quadrupedum tabulis octoginta ab illo celeberrimo Mathia Meriano aeri incisis ornatum. Ex scriptoribus tam antiquis, quam recentioribus, Theophrasto, Dioscoride, Aeliano, Oppiano, Plinio, Gesnero, Aldrovando, Wottonio, Turnero, Mouffeto, Agricola Boetio, Baccio, Ruveo Schonfeldio, Freggio, Mathiolo, Tabernamontano, Bauhino, Ximene, Bustamantio, Rondeletio, Bellonio Citesio, Theueto, Marggravio, Pisone et aliis maxima cura collectum et ob raritatem denuo inprimendum suscepit.(Nuremberg), typis C. de Lannoy, 1755. Folio. Additional engraved title leaf,(14),236,(6,2 blank) pp. & 80 engraved plates. Title page in red and black. Contemporary full mottled calf, spine in compartments with raised bands, elaborately tooled in gilt with red morocco label. Head of spine and both upper joints rubbed and worn with loss of calf, tail of spine and lower edge of upper cover also worn with loss, covers a little scratched and scuffed, extremities worn, upper hinge cracked but holding. Plates not consecutively bound but all present. First dedication leaf somewhat creased, some occasional light marginal browning and soiling, small nick at tail of p. 105. Large tear through image in plate 56 skillfully repaired. From the library of Gunnar Brusewitz. First volume only. Nissen Die zoologische Buchillustration 2139 calling for (8) preliminaries only. The first volume only of six, of the 1755-1768 Eckebrecht edition of this noted work by the naturalist John (or Jan) Jonston (1603-1675). It was first published between 1650 and 1653 with engraved plates by Caspar and Matthias Merian. The present volume deals with quadrupeds including i.a. lions, elephants, horses, frogs, unicorns and a griffin. The publication of this issue is somewhat peculiar, since the stated intention is scientific but at the same time ignores the last 100 years of zoological science. One would presume that the striking images simply were too good not to reissue.
Traité universel des eaux et forests de France, pesches et chasses. Contenant les moyens de les gouverner & administrer dans toute l’étenduë du royaume, conformément aux ordonnances, tant anciennes que nouvelles, edits, arrests & reglemens de sa majesté, même ceux intervenus depuis l’ordonnance de 1669. Et la maniere de proceder dans toutes les maistrises & jurisdictions desdites eaux & forests, soit en matiere civile ou criminelle, suivant l’usage qui se pratique en icelle. Avec une instruction tres-ample pour les gardes des forests, pêches & chasses, & la maniere de bien dresser leurs procez verbaux & rapports. Dedié à monseigneur le chancelier.Paris, E. Michallet, 1699. 8vo. (8),515,(27) pp. With woodcut illustrations on pp. 379-380 and a number of woodcut diagrams. Half calf, rebacked in late 19th century over older boards, endpapers renewed. Spine in compartments with raised bands, ruled and tooled in gilt with red morocco label and date of 1699 in gilt at tail. All edges speckled red. Head and tail of spine nicked and worn exposing headbands. Upper joint cracked. Extremities bumped and worn. Some light browing and soiling. Vertical tear with no loss in outer margin at tail of leaf Lii in table of contents. With the bookplate of Thomas Westwood, one unidentified bookplate, and from the library of Gunnar Brusewitz. Souhart Bibliographie générale des ouvrages sur la chasse 346. Thiébaud Bibliographie des ouvrages français sur la chasse 325. Westwood & Satchell Bibliotheca piscatoria 83. Scarce first edition of this comprehensive late 17th-century legal manual, which "Treats solely of the laws affecting hunting and fishing" (Westwood & Satchell) and thus provides the means by which to "govern and adminster throughout the whole kingdom". The work outlines forestry, water, fishery and game laws and legislations and the procedures to follow in both civil and criminal matters. The author wrote a number of other legal works. This is the copy of bibliographer and poet Thomas Westwood (1814-1888). According to a notation in Brusewitz's own copy of Souhart, he bought this book in Paris in 1958.
The British Miscellany: or coloured figures of new, rare, or little known animal subjects; many not before ascertained to be inhabitants of the British Isles; and chiefly in the possession of the author. I-(II).SOWERBY, JAMES. London, R. Taylor & Co., (1804)-1806. 8vo. VI,136 pp. & 60 hand-coloured engraved plates + 18,17-31 pp. & 16 hand-coloured engraved plates. Later 19th-century light brown half calf over marbled paper boards, spine with raised bands ruled in gilt with red morocco label. Speckled red edges. Spine rubbed at joints, scratched and slightly faded. Interior with only minor soiling. With Gunnar Brusewitz's signature. Nissen Die zoologische Buchillustration 3916. Anker Bird books and bird art 480. The shorter second part was published, according to the British Library, without a separate title page. Originally issued in twelve parts, the first five of which contained four plates, the remainder with eight plates each. According to Anker, the stock was later bought by Quaritch and reissued in 1875 with a new title page. The fine plates illustrate "rare animals of Great Britain" and a variety of fish, snails, algae, aquatic plants, butterflies, and other insects. Although smaller in ambition and scope, the plates in the present publication hold the same esteemed quality as the ones in Sowerby's more famous "English Botany" and "Mineral Conchology of Great Britain".
Paris, chez J. B. G. Musier fils. 1769. 8vo. (4),LVII,58-60,1-475 pp. With engraved titlepage vignette. Contemporary mottled calf, somewhat worn and scuffed, spine in compartments with raised bands, ruled and decorated in gilt with yellow title label. All edges red. With some occasional light spotting and soiling, paper a little browned in places. With Gunnar Brusewitz's signature. Part one only of two. Thiébaud Bibliographie des ouvrages français sur la chasse 260. Schwerdt Hunting, hawking, shooting I:137. Souhart Bibliographie générale des ouvrages sur la chasse 559. Westwood & Satchell Bibliotheca piscatoria 80. A second edition was printed the same year, which lacked the engraved title vignette of Legrande that in this part depicts a hunting scene. Jean Baptiste Claude Izouard Delisle de Sales (1741-1816) was a French philosopher, known for his work "De la philosophie de la nature" (1770, and many subsequent editions). A representative of the enlightenment, he was imprisoned in 1777, but already in this "Dictionnaire" the censorship forced a few pages to be replaced in volume II. According to Westwood and Satchell, the dictionary is "derivied, for the most part, from the ancient authors, with an improved system of ichtyology, borrowed from Buffon".
(London), G. Smeeton, (ca. 1817). 4to. Engraved frontispiece,92 pp. Title page printed in red and black. With small engraved vignettes neatly mounted onto title page and p. 1. Late 19th century maroon half morocco over marbled boards, spine ruled in gilt with green morocco gilt label (Birdsall & Son, Northampton). Boards slightly warped, spine and head of upper cover a little sunned, joints and extremities rubbed. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Some foxing throughout. Small tear in outer margin of the title page. With the bookplates of Björn von Rosen and Gunnar Brusewitz. Schwerdt Hunting, hawking, shooting I:164. An early 19th-century reprint of the first edition, retaining the original date and publisher on the title page: printed for J. Roberts, 1733. Smeeton's imprint is found on the final page. According to Schwerdt, this work had only a limited print run of 100 copies. The engraved frontispiece by J. Scott shows a medallion portrait of Thomas Gosden (1780-1843) in profile, surrounded by game and hunting equipment. Gosden has been identified as the author of this work but is more probably the publisher of this edition. The work was reprinted once again in 1818, this time by Thomas Triphook, and by Edward Jeffrey in 1820.
Instructions to Young Sportsmen in All that Relates to Guns and Shooting. Sixth edition, corrected, enlarged, and improved: with explanatory plates and wood cuts.London, T. Davison, 1830. Large 8vo. Lithograph frontispiece,(2),XX,480 pp. & 1 lithographed portrait & 6 lithographed plates & 1 tipped in printed note. With text illustrations. + HAWKER, P. Abridgment of the New Game Laws; with observations and suggestions for their improvement. Being an appendix to the sixth edition of "Instructions to Young Sportsmen." London, Manning and Smithson, 1832. Large 8vo. 32 pp. + Modern Publications, and new editions of valuable standard works, printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Gree, and Longman, Paternoster-Row [=heading]. (London, 1832). 8vo. 16 pp. Bound together and uncut in 20th-century green half calf using old cloth boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt with blindstamped motif. With later endpapers. Binding slightly worn, spine faded. Aside from a few small stains, clean and crisp interior. With Gunnar Brusewitz's bookplate. The publisher's catalogue is bound at beginning. The printed note is tipped in after the preliminaries. The first edition of this widely read handbook for hunters was published in 1814. Lieutenant Colonel Peter Hawker (1786-1853) was primarily a military writer, but is best remembered for his works on hunting, guns and fishing. According to Schwerdt (I:234-235 for other editions), the present work was originally "written at the request of some friends and printed for private distribution, only a few supplementary copies being provided for ordinary readers, a fact which accounts for its rarity". To save costs the early editions did not have plates, but "the author soon found it necessary to issue enlarged and illustrated editions".
Hubertus-Bilder. Ein Album für Jäger und Jagdfreunde gezeichnet und erzählt. Mit 65 Holzschnitten, ausgeführt von Professor H. Bürkner.HAMMER, GUIDO. Leipzig, Breitkopf und Härtel, (1860?). Large 4to. (4),76 pp. With numerous woodcuts in the text. Original decorated printed paper boards. Upper joint cracked with some wear and loss of paper affecting upper part of joint. Spine slightly darkened, corners bumped and worn. Book block a little shaken, inner hinges cracked and loose exposing cords, though holding. Occasional small stains. With a small stamp, "F. S.", on verso of title page. From the library of Gunnar Brusewitz. Nissen Die zoologische Buchillustration 1817. Souhart Bibliographie générale des ouvrages sur la chasse 235-236. Without stated date of printing, this is possibly a 1860 reprint or reissue of the 1856 first edition, as mentioned by Souhart. A second, enlarged edition was published in 1877. An attractive and uncommon album for hunters and hunting enthusiasts, with numerous evocative woodcut illustrations. The illustrations are the work of Hugo Leopold Friedrich Heinrich Bürkner.
The Correspondence of John Ray: consisting of selections from the philosophical letters published by dr. Derham, and original letters of John Ray, in the collection of the British Museum. Edited by Edwin Lankester.London, C. and J. Adlard, 1848. Large 4to. Lithographed portrait,XVI,502 pp. & 1 lithographed plate. Uncut in contemporary green blindstamped publisher's cloth, slightly rubbed, spine lettered in gilt and ruled in blind, spine sunned and bumped at head, with the coat of arms of the Ray Society in gilt and blind on covers, and the binder's label of Westleys & Co. (London). With the bookplates of Arvid Mårtensson and Gunnar Brusewitz. Annotation in pencil by Brusewitz detailing that the book was a gift from Ove Hagelin in 1993. First edition, published by the Ray Society, of this collection of letters to and from the English clergyman-naturalist John Ray (1627-1705). Ray published important works on botany, zoology, ornithology and natural theology. The classification of plants in his "Historia plantarum" influenced Linnaeus and was an important step towards modern taxonomy. Ove Hagelin is a Swedish antiquarian bookseller and was an important source for Brusewitz's acquisitions.
Gemeinnützige Naturgeschichte Deutschlands nach allen drey Reichen. Ein Handbuch zur deutlichern und vollständigern Selbstbelehrung besonders für Forstmänner, Jugendlehrer und Oekonomen. Mit Kupfern. II-IV.BECHSTEIN, JOHANN MATTHÄUS. Leipzig, bey S. L. Crusius, 1791-1795. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece,XVI,840 pp. & 18 engraved plates + engraved frontispiece,XX,(2),800 pp. & 12 engraved plates + engraved frontispiece,XVIII,(1,1 blank),946 pp. & 19 engraved plates. Three volumes, contemporary green marbled boards, rubbed and worn, with yellow handwritten paper labels. All edges yellow. Text with some occasional spotting and soiling. Plates slightly furled and thumbed along outer edge, a number of plates with contemporary notes in manuscript. Final plate in part IV soiled and a little dampstained. With Gunnar Brusewitz's bookplates. Lacking part I, and the alternative title leaves to each volume. Souhart Bibliographie générale des ouvrages sur la chasse 38. Lindner Bibliographie der deutschen und der niederländischen Jagdliteratur 11.0109.01. Nissen Die illustrierten Vogelbücher 80. A second edition was printed 1801-1809. The volumes present here all had an alternative title leaf, here cancelled, stating that they form parts of the "Naturgeschichte der Vögel" (Natural history of birds). Volume I (not present here) was printed in 1789 and treats general natural history and mammals. Volume II provides an introduction to the subject, before concentrating on birds of prey, woodland birds, and waterfowl. Marsh and domestic birds are discussed in volume III, with the final volume devoted to an introduction of song birds, together with a "birds calendar" and index. Johann Matthäus Bechstein (1757-1822) was a German naturalist, forester, ornithologist, and entomologist. He established a number of successful forestry institutes, and was a fervent campaigner for the protection of certain animals and birds that he believed to be beneficial to good forestry management. In England, he was known for his description of songbirds in his work the "Natural History of Cage Birds" (1795).
Neueröffnete Jäger-Praktika. Vierte zeitgemäss umgearbeitete Auflage. In Verbindung mit einer Gesellschaft praktischer Forstmänner herausgegeben von Carl Friedrich Leberecht Döbel und Friedrich Wilhelm Benicken. Mit Abbildungen, Planen und Vignetten. I-III.Leipzig, J. F. Gleditsch, 1828. Large 4to. Engraved portrait,XXXV,(1 blank,2),124,1-20 pp. & 4 engraved plates (one folding) + engraved frontispiece,(8),224,1-14 pp. & 3 folding engraved plates + hand-coloured lithograph frontispiece,XVI,184,1-14,(2) pp. & 1 folding lithographed plate & 2 folding lithographed maps. With woodcut illustrations in the text. Contemporary pebble-grained green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, spine sunned, upper cover stained, small nick to lower cover, extremities somewhat worn. Slight foxing to plates, else clean and crisp internally. With Wilh. Boltenstern's signature and from the library of Gunnar Brusewitz. Lindner Bibliographie der deutschen und der niederländischen Jagdliteratur 11.0519.05, not noting that some plates are lithograph prints. Souhart Bibliographie générale des ouvrages sur la chasse 143. The preliminary leaves of parts I and II are erroneously paginated. This copy without the two extra plates, as often. First published in 1746, this is the official fourth edition, not counting an edition printed in Vienna 1785-1786. It includes both a portrait and a brief biography of Heinrich Wilhelm Döbel (1699-1760). In Hunting, hawking, shooting (I:145), Schwerdt lists the three preceding Leipzig editions but not this one and comments: "one of the classics of Germanic sporting literature. The author claims to have written this book from his own long experience and that in no previous publication have so many original and practical hints been given to the sportsman".
Il falconiere di Jacopo Augusto Tuano. Dall’esametro latino all’endecasillabo italiano trasferito, ed interpretato. Coll’uccellatura a vischio di Pietro Angelio Bargeo pubblico professore in Pisa poemetto pur latino, similmente tradotto, e commentato. Ozii, e ameni studii di G. P. Bergantini.THOU, JACQUES AUGUSTE de. Venice, G. Albrizzi, 1735. Folio. Engraved frontispiece,(38),223,(1 blank),1-50,(18) pp. & 1 engraved portrait. With 10 engraved vignettes. Contemporary Italian vellum, five rased bands, spine lettered in manuscript in brown ink. Covers a little soiled and vellum boards a bit warped. Portrait, dedication leaf, and final verso foxed, small stain affecting gutter of p. 46 of second pagination. Aside from some occasional light thumbsoiling and foxing, a crisp copy. Previous shelfmarks in brown ink on front pastedown, and with the bookplate of Gunnar Brusewitz and his signature in pencil dated Rome 1947. Schwerdt Hunting, hawking, shooting II:261 lacking pp. 217-223. Souhart Bibliographie générale des ouvrages sur la chasse 461. Ceresoli Bibliografia delle opere italiane latine e greche su la caccia 531. Thiébaud Bibliographie des ouvrages français sur la chasse 898. Wood An introduction to the literature of vertebrate zoology 603. Harting Bibliotheca accipitraria 284. The engraved portrait of the dedicatee Marc de Beauvau, Prince of Craon, is engraved by R. Pozzi after A. David. The vignettes, partly depicting hunting scenes, are by G. Filosi, Cattini, F. Zucchi and Schmuzer. A most handsome copy of the first Italian translation, and the best edition overall according to Harting, of de Thou's Latin poem on hawking, "Hieracosophioy" or "Hieracosophion", first published in 1582. The second part contains P. Angelio's hunting poem "De aucupio", first published in Florence in 1566. The original Latin is here printed in parallel columns with Giovanni Pietro Bergantini's italian translation. Appended to the poem of de Thou are some notes dividing all hawks used by falconers into two classes, followed by the Latin-Italian version of "Cupido cruciatus" and two epigrams by Ausonius (c. AD 395). Jacques Auguste de Thou (1553-1617) was a French nobleman who succeeded his father, Christophe, as president of parliament. He was privy councillor to Henry III, and also to Henry IV of France. Apart from being the keeper of the royal library, de Thou was one of the foremost book collectors of his time. His elegant and celebrated verses on hawking were probably inspired by the experience he gained during time spent at foreign courts.
Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus: with introductory remarks on the study of natural history, and occasional observations on the progress of zoology. With a portrait of Linnæus engraved by Horsburgh.Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd, 1834. 8vo. Engraved portrait,391 pp. Later 19th-century half calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments with black label lettered in gilt, spine darkened. A few scuffs to covers, corners rubbed with loss of some leather. Bookseller's label from Henry Sotheran at tail of front free endpaper. The portrait and title page rather browned and foxed, otherwise generally clean and crisp. From the library of Gunnar Brusewitz. Soulsby A catalogue of the works of Linnæus 2684b. First edition of this popular work, the second edition was published in the same year. In addition to the lengthy biography of Linnaeus (from p. 192 to the end), other zoologists discussed include Aristotle, Pliny the Elder, Gesner, Belon, Salviani, Rondelet, Aldrovandi, Jonston, Goedart, Redi, Swammerdam, Ray, and Reaumur.
(COLERIDGE, HENRY NELSON) London, C. Roworth, 1826. 8vo. (4),332 pp. Contemporary full calf, rebacked, spine in compartments with raised bands, ruled in gilt with black morocco title label, covers with ruled border. Corners bumped and worn, with some light staining and scuffing. Some light foxing and soiling throughout. With pencil notes on front pastedown in a later hand. Author's name added to title page in blue ink. Gift presentation inscription for Emily Sarah Wortham dated Christmas 1843 to first blank. With the bookplate of Gunnar Brusewitz. Sabin A dictionary of books relating to America 14318. Catalogue of the Goldsmiths' library of economic literature 24940. The first edition, published anonymously. A second edition was published "with additions" in the same year. In the second edition, a few paragraphs from the first chapter were censored, probably by initiative of the family. There are claims that only half a dozen copies survived of this first edition, but that is probably not true. Henry Nelson Coleridge (1798-1843), the nephew and son-in-law (he married his cousin) of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, was plagued with spinal problems and rheumatism throughout his life. The purpose of his six-month voyage around the Caribbean, although ostensibly for his health, was a futile attempt by the family to break off his engagement to his cousin Sara. Coleridge's thinly disguised references to his intended punctuate this light-hearted account. Coleridge compares and contrasts twelve different islands, providing detailed descriptions of the landscape, vegetation and animal life, and the different customs of the inhabitants. The final chapter deals with the plantation owners and slaves, and indeed he soon became convinced by the abolitionists' arguments and supported the call for an end to slavery.