Frederick the Second, Hohenstau
Wood, Casey A., Fyfe, Marjorie F.
'De Arte Venandi cum Avibus' was written shortly before the year 1250 by Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Sicily and Jerusalem, in whose court, with its remarkably cosmopolitan and highly intellectual life, may be found the real beginning of the Italian Renaissance. In spite of its title, it is ar more than a dissertation on hunting. There is a lengthy introduction dealing with the anatomy of birds, an intensely interesting description of avian habits, and the excursions of migratory birds.
Indeed, this ancient book has long been recognized as the first zoological treatise written in the critical spirit of modern science. The sumptuous volume now in hand is, however, the first translation into English of the complete text, originally divided into a prologue and six books.
- Hardcover: 748 pages
- Language: English
- Illustrations: Black & White line and 2 colour
- ISBN-13: 9780804703741
- Product Dimensions: 29.0cm x 22.0cm x 6.5cm
This is the last copy we have been able to source as the original publication of this edition was 1955 and sadly, there are no moves to reprint.