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Grapaldus (Franciscus Marius) De Partibus Aedium, collation: ✠8 ✠✠8 ✠✠✠4 a-q8 r6 s-z8 &8 [cum] 8 [rum] 8 A-G8 H4, (lacking final blank), large woodcut portrait of the author on title, numerous woodcut decorated initials, on black or criblé ground, sunburst device on verso of final leaf, title browned, inner margin extended with minor loss to border of portrait, a few marginal water-stains, wormholes to last quire, inner margin of last leaf extended, small repair to penultimate leaf, occasional soiling, a few contemporary Latin marginalia, reading marks and maniculae, early 18th-century calf, spine with five raised bands, compartments in gilt, 4to (200 x 139mm.), Parma, Francesco Ugoleto and Ottaviano Saladi for Antonio Quinziano, 1516.

⁂ The definitively revised edition of this important treatise, which first appeared in Parma in 1494, and relates to gardening, domestic arts, and gastronomy. This new edition was published a year after Grapaldi's death in 1515, and is the first to contain, as a possible homage to the author, the large portrait on the title-page. The text is significantly enlarged and corrected and supplemented with a table of contents and an index. All subsequent editions are based on this 1516 publication.
Rothamsted acquisition date 1915.

Literature: Adams G1009; Cicognara 520; Fowler 145; Mortimer Italian 220; Sander 3254; Simon BG 789.

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Grapaldus (Franciscus Marius) De Partibus Aedium,

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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing