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Réaumur, René-Antoine Ferchault de (1683-1757) The Art of Hatching and Bringing up Domestick Fowls of all Kinds.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
356
Sold for:
$400$325

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Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

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Réaumur, René-Antoine Ferchault de (1683-1757) The Art of Hatching and Bringing up Domestick Fowls of all Kinds. London: for Davis, Millar, and Nourse, 1750.
First English edition, illustrated with fifteen folding plates, bound in contemporary speckled calf, joints cracked, losses at head and tail, 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.
In this work, Réaumur describes his experiments in artificial incubation (i.e., using manure heaps and ovens) and new ways of keeping eggs fresh, among many other details of the daily practicalities of the keeping of fowl.
Estimate $350-550


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