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The craft of venery

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Titre: 
Date:Vers 1450
Langue:Anglais
Genre:Traité de chasse
Forme:Prose
Contenu:Traduction de l'Art de venerie de William Twiti
Incipit:[Incipit Twety: Tylle alle tho þ wyl of venery lere Y shall hem teche as Y haue lernyd of maystris that is disputyd and endyd, that is for to say maystere John Gyfford and William Twety þat were wyth Kyng Edward the Secunde.]
[OF THE HARE]
Now we will begynne at the hare.
And wherefore at the hare raþer þen at eny oþer best? For why it is þe most merveylous beste þat is in þis lond. And wherefore?
For as miche as he beriþe grese...
Explicit:... Yf eny of þe bestes ben takyn in forest or parke out of sesonne, þe hed is forfet to hym þat owþe the chace, and þe fee is þe master forsters or parkers whether he be.
Explicit [le venery de Twety and of mayster John Giffarde].
Manuscrits
  1. London, British Library, Lansdowne 285, f. 215-216, 1565-1610 (E)
  2. New Haven, Yale University, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, sans cote [ms. dit "Craft of Venery ms."], f. 37r-40r (D)
Éditions modernes
  • Reliquiae antiquae. Scraps from Ancient Manuscripts Illustrating Chiefly Early English Literature and the English Language, éd. Thomas Wright et James Orchard Halliwell, London, Pickering, t. 1, 1841, p. 149-154.
  • The Master of Game by Edward, second duke of York, the oldest English book on hunting, edited by Wm. A. and F. Baillie-Grohman, with a foreword by Theodore Roosevelt, with 52 facsimile photogravure plates and monotint reproductions, London, Ballantyne, Hanson, and Co., 1904, liii + 286 p. + lii pl. (ici p. 247-248)
    Transcription du ms. Lansdowne.
  • La vénerie de Twiti. Le plus ancien traité de chasse écrit en Angleterre. La version anglaise du même traité et "Craft of venery", éd. Gunnar Tilander, Uppsala, Almqvist och Wiksell (Cynegetica, 2), 1956, 100 p.
  • William Twiti, The Art of Hunting, 1327, Edited by Bror Danielsson, Stockholm, Almqvist och Wiksell (Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, Stockholm Studies in English, 37; Cynegetica Anglica, 1), 1977, 116 p. + [21] p. de pl.
  • The Middle English Text of "The Art of Hunting" by William Twiti, edited from an uncatalogued manuscript in a private collection, Ashton-under-Lyne by David Scott-Macnab, with a parallel text of The Anglo-Norman "L'Art de Venerie" by William Twiti, edited from Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College, MS 424/448, Heidelberg, Winter (Middle English Texts, 40), 2009, lxxxvii + 125 p.
Études
  • Podeschi, John, Books on the Horse and Horsemanship: Riding, Hunting, Breeding and Racing, 1400-1941, London, Tate Gallery for Yale Center for British Art, 1981, p. 5-9, no 3. *
    Description du ms. du Yale Center for British Art.
Répertoires bibliographiques
Rédaction: An Smets
Compléments: Laurent Brun
Dernière mise à jour: 12 août 2014