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[Hohberg (Wolf Helmhardt von)] Georgica curiosa aucta, Das ist: Umständlicher Bericht und klarer Unterricht von dem Adelichen Land- und Feld-Leben..., 2 vol. in 1, fourth edition, engraved additional allegorical titles, titles in red and black with woodcut device, Gothic letter, printed in double column, 10 engraved plates of flowerbed plans, over 270 engraved illustrations in text, mostly half-page scenes of rural life and practices, with the final blank, title browned, some foxing or light water-staining, slight worming to lower margin at end, a few marginal paper-flaw defects, John Claudius Loudon's copy with his bookplate preserved on front free endpaper, later ink presentation inscription dated 1917, early 20th century calf, by Bumpus of Oxford, spine gilt with six raised bands, g.e., very slightly rubbed at edges, [Kress 2304; cf. Schwerdt I p.246], folio, Nuremberg, Martin Endter, 1701.

⁂ Good association copy of this comprehensive guide for the owner of a country estate, covering all types of husbandry both on the land and in the home including domestic economy such as food preparation, baking bread, distilling & household treatments, viticulture, fruit-, kitchen- and flower-gardens, agriculture, and the breeding, management or production of beer, horses, livestock, poultry, bees, silk, fishing, forestry, and hunting, falconry & wildflowling. A third volume, on cookery, was added later in 1715.

John Claudius Loudon (1783-1843), Scottish botanist, garden designer and author of several works on landscape gardening and architecture. He also coined the term arboretum.

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[Hohberg (Wolf Helmhard von)] Georgica curiosa aucta, 2

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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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