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Martínez de Espinar, Arte de ballesteria, Madrid, 1761, red morocco gilt, Salvá copy

Martínez de Espinar, Arte de ballesteria, Madrid, 1761, red morocco gilt, Salvá copy

Martínez de Espinar, Arte de ballesteria, Madrid, 1761, red morocco gilt, Salvá copy

MARTÍNEZ DE ESPINAR, ALONSO

Arte de ballesteria y monteria. Madrid: Antonio Marin, 1761


4to (210 x 150mm.), woodcut armorial on title-page, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, 5 engraved plates, contemporary Spanish red morocco gilt, central gilt stamp of the Biblioteca de Salvá (with initials VSP) added later, spine gilt in compartments, green morocco lettering-piece, gilt edges, binding slightly rubbed


Third edition of this "classic on Spanish hunting which was written at the period when the crossbow was giving way to the musket" (Schwerdt). It was first published in 1644.


LITERATURE:

Biblioteca de Salvá 2641; Palau 154969; Schwerdt II, p.16


PROVENANCE:

F.F.S., initials on title-page; Vicente Salvá y Pérez (1780-1849) and his son Pedro Salvá y Mallén (1811-1869), arms on binding, their library sold to: Ricardo Heredia, conde de Benahavis, bookplate, sale, Paris, 22-30 May 1891, lot 677; Thomas Francis Fremantle, armorial bookplate and sheet of notes on War Office paper, purchased from Bernard Quaritch, 10 January 1899, £3-16s

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.


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