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Cato (Marcus Porcius), Marcus Terentius Varro, Junius Moderatus Columella and Rutilius Taurus Palladius. Libri de re rustica, first Giunta edition, collation: AA8 BB12 a-z8 &8 Ꝝ8 ꝶ8 A-P8 Q12 , woodcut printer's device on otherwise blank final leaf, a few woodcut diagrams, decorative initials on title and 7-line capital letters in text supplied in red and blue, headlines and chapter headings with red and blue flourishes, capital letters and numerals throughout highlighted in yellow, ruled in red throughout, last 2 leaves laid down, margin and lower corner of title repaired to verso, some water-staining at head causing some running of the blue decoration mostly towards end, a few ink annotations, name inked out from head of title, upper hinge weak, 19th century roan, spine faded, 8vo, Florence, Filippo Giunti, 1515.

⁂ A lavishly decorated copy of this important edition.
Rothamsted acquisition date 1915.

Literature: Adams S806; Renouard 67; Bib. Bacchia II, 594; Bib. Gastronomica 311; EDIT xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Cato (Marcus Porcius) Varro, Collumella & Palladius,

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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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