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Book/Printed Material The Hunting Book. Phébus, des Déduits de la chasse des bêtes sauvages et des oiseaux de proie

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Title

  • The Hunting Book.

Other Title

  • Phébus, des Déduits de la chasse des bêtes sauvages et des oiseaux de proie

Summary

  • Gaston III (1331-91), count of Foix and viscount of Béarn, also known as Gaston Phoebus because of his shiny blond hair, wrote his book on hunting between 1387 and 1389 and dedicated it to Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, also an avid hunter. Written in French, the treatise is in five parts, which successively describe the habits of several types of game animals; the maintenance of hunting dogs; deer hunting; hunting other types of game; and finally the less-noble methods of hunting involving traps. The first printed edition of the work, abundantly illustrated with wood-block prints, was published by bookseller Antoine Vérard in Paris in around 1507. Vérard added to Gaston's text a debate in verse on the merits of using birds of prey for hunting (hawking and falconry) and those of hunting with hounds. The added section was an extract from another 14th century treatise on hunting, also dedicated to Philip the Bold, called Roman des déduis (The pleasures of hunting), by Gace de la Buigne (died circa 1380).

Names

  • Gace, de la Buigne, 1328-circa 1380 Contributor.
  • Gaston III, Phœbus, Count of Foix, 1331-1391 Author.
  • Vérard, Antoine, died approximately 1513 Contributor.

Created / Published

  • Paris : Antoine Vérard, 1507.

Headings

  • -  France
  • -  1387 to 1399
  • -  Animals
  • -  Falconry
  • -  Hunters
  • -  Hunting
  • -  Hunting dogs
  • -  Trapping
  • -  Woodcuts

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of France.
  • -  Content in Middle French (ca. 1400-1600).
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021666987

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Gace, De La Buigne, Circa 1380 Contributor, Phœbus Gaston Iii, and Antoine Vérard. The Hunting Book. Paris: Antoine Vérard, 1507. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666987/.

APA citation style:

Gace, D. L. B., Gaston Iii, P. & Vérard, A. (1507) The Hunting Book. Paris: Antoine Vérard. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666987/.

MLA citation style:

Gace, De La Buigne, Circa 1380 Contributor, Phœbus Gaston Iii, and Antoine Vérard. The Hunting Book. Paris: Antoine Vérard, 1507. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666987/>.