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Cato (Marcus Porcius), Marcus Terentius Varro, Junius Moderatus Columella and Rutilius Taurus Palladius. Libri de re rustica, collation: [*]8 A-Z8 AA-ZZ8 Aa-Ff8 Gg4, woodcuts and diagrams within text, some staining or spotting, contemporary calf, rebacked in later calf, gilt spine in compartments and with a yellow leather label, [Adams S808], [Zurich], [Jacobus Mazochius] [i.e. Merten de Keyser], 1528; De re rustica, collation: a-z8 aa-dd8 ee6, woodcut printer's device on title, woodcut initials, [Adams S816], Lyon, Sebastian Gryphius, 1537 bound with Merula (Giorgio) Priscarum vocum in libris de re rustica enarrationes. In libros XIII columellae annotationes de dierum generibus, simulo de umbris et horis, collation: a-l8 m4, title with woodcut printer's device, initials, and further printer's device to verso of otherwise blank f., water-stained, Lyon, Sebastian Gryphius, 1537, together 2 works in 1 vol., 17th century calf, gilt, spine richly so and with red morocco label, head of spine chipped, rubbed; and 5 other 16th century editions of the same, at least 1 defective, v.s. (7)
⁂ Provenance: first mentioned Rothamsted acquisition date 1934.

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Cato (Marcus Porcius) Libri de re rustica, [Zurich],

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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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