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Nouveau Traité des Serins de Canarie, contenant la manière de les élever, les apparier pour en avoir de belles races; avec beaucoup de remarques aussi curieuses que nécessaires sur les signes & causes de leurs maladies ….

Paris: Claude Prudhomme, 1713.

Second edition. Wood engraved plate of bird cages and doule-page plate of bird song in musical notation. [xx], 356, [14] pp. 12mo. Contemporary full red straight-grained morocco, tooled in gilt with single filet border to covers, spine with raised bands in ruled compartments, lettered to spine, turn-ins with Greek key roll, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Fine. Small bookplate. Casey Wood, p. 385. Item #316300

Revised second edition, corrected with additional observations on the serin, a small European finch related to the canary. Hervieux de Chanteloup (1683-1747) composed this treatise in his capacity as "gouverneur des serins de madame la princess …." With wood engraved plates of bird cages and musical notation of songs (preludes, a march and gavotte) to teach to one's bird. An early work on domesticated birds.

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