Tours: Alfred Mame et Fils, 1869.
"Nouvelle édition" --. Illustrated with wood engravings by Yan Dargent. 358 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. " ... important chapters in the history of American sport" Full contemporary blue gilt pebbled morocco shelfback and cloth boards, marbled endpapers. Some slight uneven discoloration to upper cover, otherwise a very good, sound copy. Early gift inscription in the year of publication on the flyleaf. Sabin 70329 (2nd edition of 1861); Rilings 829 (English ed., 1865); Clark III, 392 (1874 ed.). Item #53566
Révoil lived in the United States between 1842 and 1851, where he hunted and fished in all parts of the country, keeping rigorous notebooks and recording his observations with an acute eye for scenery and detail. He wrote several works, including "Chasses et pêches de l'autre monde" (Paris, 1856), from which the 1861 edition was revised under this title. Neither of the two earlier editions, however, appears to have contained the fantastic and often haunting engravings by YAN DARGENT (Bretagne, 1824 - 1899) which animate this edition.
A translation of this title and "Pêches dans l'Amérique du Nord" later appeared as "Shooting and fishing in the rivers, prairies, and backwoods of North America" (L., Tinsley brothers, 1865). Of this interesting sportsman, Clark observes "His many accounts are important chapters in the history of American sport."
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