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Title: De Re Rustica
Description: Lugduni (Lyon), Seb.Gryphium. 1537, First Thus. Full-Leather, 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Book, M.Catonis: Lib. I M.Terrentii Varronis Lib. III. Palladi Lib. XIIII Bound With: De Re Rustica; L.IVNII Moderati Colmellae Libri XIII Same year/publisher : 530- (XVIII) Index; Bound With: Priscarum Vocum, In Libris de re rustica, enarrationes , per Georgium Alexandrnum/ Philippi Beroaldi in libri XIII Columellae annotationes (Same year/Publisher (CXVVVI) pp. Contains some diagrams and a calender / scheme for planting / sowing. A somewhat poor, but complete, copy in a later (18-Th C.) Calf binding with decorated spine, of a highly interesting work; covers detached, some repairs to inner margins (Tape!!) This is the classic collection of the ancient Roman writers on agricultural subjects. Marcus Porcius Cato (234-149B.C) wrote De Agri Cultura c160 B.C. which deals with the development of vine, olive, and fruit growing. Marcus Terentius Varro (116-27 B.C.) wrote Rerum rusticarum which treats with general agriculture, cattle and sheep raising, and smaller farm livestock. Lucius Iunius Columella wrote De Re Rustica in A.D. 60-65 and it also treats with general agriculture from farm buildings, soils, crops, domestic animals, poultry, fish, and bees. Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus Palladius (4th c. A.D.) was a knowledgeable agriculturists with estates in Italy and Sardinia. His is a practical manual with the instructions separated into months of the year. Schweiger II,1306. Bandini II,171. BM STC A very fine Lyonese book, with finely engraved initials. This work should meet the tender loving care of a fine binder. Fair.

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Price: EUR 695.00 = appr. US$ 755.36 Seller: Quist - Antiquaar
- Book number: 1976

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