With ten small ink vignettes of hunting scenes (most humorous), and an inserted autograph note (folded, with remains of seal). 76 pp., approx. 32 lines per page in a variety of hands, remaining leaves blank. 1 vols. 4to. Manuscript Chronicle of Hunting in the Tirol. Green quarter leather and patterned paper boards. Minor exterior rubbing, old shelfmark 11 on label. Internally clean, very good. Item #303549
Manuscript chronicle of hunting in the Jagdbezirk (district) of Gerlos in the Zillertal south west of Kitzebühl in the Austrian Tirol, including discussion of the boundaries and characteristics of the area, historical remarks and a review of the large and small game (covering the period from 1775 onwards in summary form, with greater detail after 1859), and then records of hunting trips in the district, 1864-1877, among them a visit by the Counts Mittrowsky, 23 April to 1 May 1866, with narrative diary entries signed Franz Graf Mittwrosky and Ernst Graf Mittrowsky; and several lengthy entries in 1870-71 signed Emil Prinz Furstenberg. The entries for 1873-1877 are a single extended paragraph.
The game hunted was chiefly Rehbock and Auerhahn.
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