Bibliotheca Accipitraria II. Standard (Subscriber's) edition

by John R. Swift
Bibliotheca Accipitraria II. Standard (Subscriber's) edition
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Bibliotheca Accipitraria II. Standard (Subscriber's) edition

by John R. Swift

Format: Hardcover

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Code: 13376

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The Archives of Falconry, Volume IV. A Catalog of Books Ancient and Modern Relating to Falconry Published in the English Language 1486 to 2000.

Bibliotheca Accipitraria II is the first comprehensive updating of James Edmund Harting's catalog since 1891. It has expanded to 615 individual citations of works published in English from 1486 to 2000 along with references to hundreds of their reprints. Each citation contains a specific bibliographic description along with the author's anecdotal information about each book's author and subject matter, publishing history, and significance. Includes eighty illustrations depicting many of the rarest works on falconry.

This book is designed to enable present and future falconers and book collectors to distinguish between various editions as well as to identify the rarity and value of each work. The limited Patron's Deluxe edition is also available from Buteo Books.

The Archives of American Falconry Heritage Publications Series Volume 4. A limited edition of seven hundred copies of this title have been printed: One hundred seventy-five copies in the Patron's Edition, Four hundred eighty-five copies of the Subscriber's Edition, and Forty copies of the Author's edition.

This book is a signed and numbered copy of the Subscriber's edition, of which 485 copies were printed. It is bound in green cloth with a brown cloth spine.

Our Opinion: This book is a far more exhaustive annotated bibliography than Edmund Harting's original 1891 edition. More than just an update, this book includes biographies of contributors, a tribute to James Edmund Harting, references, index, a chronological list of titles, and a beautiful section of color plates illustrating the cover art of 80 selected titles. The book concludes with a list of libraries with outstanding holdings of falconry books.

While the earlier edition, published in 2000, included titles in nineteen different languages, this edition focuses on books published in English.


Publisher: Peregrine Fund

Year of Publication: 2010

Shipping Weight: 7.00