Manuscript on paper of Guglielmo Balzani, of Casale Monferrato, Treatise on Falconry. With Paragraph on cataracts and other illnesses of the eyes, added 17th century; and Treatise on veterinary science as applied to hawks, etc. with chapters numbered 1-18 followed immediately by 32. Written by 2 hands in 17th-century cursive: Scribe 1, ff. 1r-177r; Scribe 2, ff. 177v-208r. Belonged to an unidentified member of the Colonna family: stamp, in red, on ff. 1r, 208v and verso of back flyleaf. Acquired by Sir John Saunders Sebright (1767-1846; bookplate). Library of David Wagstaff (booktag); given to Yale in 1944 by Mrs. David Wagstaff. Watermarks: unidentified crossbow in circle, with countermark B A B. Binding: Eighteenth-century. Spattered brown calf, blind-tooled. Edges spattered blue/green and red. Rebacked. Cataloged from microfilm by Albert Derolez. Cite as: Guglielmo Balzani, Treatise on Falconry. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. The 8th Marchese of Monferrato mentioned in the prologue is presumably Guglielmo (1550-1587). M. G. Wynne, The Wagstaff Sporting Books and Manuscripts, Gazette 20 (1945) p. 12. A. Lupis, La sezione venatoria della Biblioteca Aragonese di Napoli...(Bari, 1975) p. 12. Idem, Petrus de l'Astore, Moamyn, Ghatrif, Codices Manuscripti 3 (1977) p. 17, n. 6.
Manuscript on paper of Guglielmo Balzani, of Casale Monferrato, Treatise on Falconry.
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