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Unique little Japanese FALCONRY BOOK

Sold ! This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-15)
Price : US $112.50

Unique little Japanese FALCONRY BOOK Unique little Japanese FALCONRY BOOK Unique little Japanese FALCONRY BOOK Unique little Japanese FALCONRY BOOK

I have decided to sell most of my falconry book collection.
Please check back to see further listings as I have time to post them.
I have approximately 200 volumes I will be selling over the next few months.

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I purchased this book on Ebay a number of years ago.
It is hand bound with twine, hand lettered and illustrated with pen and ink.
Each page contains wonderful illustrations of Goshawks, hunting scenes, and lettering.

 I have treasured it as a unique part of my collection, something you certainly don't see everyday.

A very hard to find really special item.

Mint copy, carefully handled.

Book Description:

This is an Edo period illustrated book entitled EHON TAKA KAGAMI: THE ILLUSTRATED MIRROR OF HAWKS. PICTURES OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF HAWKS, WITH HAWKING SECRETS & SCENES. Produced in the early 1800's this is one of five books in a series. The title loosely translates as poems of a young hawk. It is most likely a reprint from before world war two. The folds have all been repaired and a new cover of indigo dyed paper and endpapers are dyed paper with metallic leaf. The book measures about 8 1/2” x 6 1/4” and consists of 20 pages.Every page illustrates a different scene of hunting with hawks.

Just Keeping it Real:

This is a neat little book. In conferring with the Archives of Falconry and Barrie Watson, Antique Bookseller, the concensus (opinions%

Sold ! This book is sold (sold on 2008-10-15)

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