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Charles Estienne's first children's book.- Estienne (Charles) De re horte[n]si libellus, collation: A-G8, title with woodcut printer's device, occasional spotting, library boards, Paris, Robert Estienne, 1535; and 3 others, by the same, 8vo (mentioned 155 x 97mm.) (4)

⁂ Rare first edition. 'This is the first of Charles Etienne's children's books to be based on original information (instead of excerpts from De Baif), drawn from Charles's own great interest in botany.' (Schreiber).
Provenance: first mentioned Rothamsted acquisition date 1919.
Literature: Renouard, Estienne, 41:5; Schreiber 50

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Charles Estienne's first children's book.- Estienne

Estimate £500 - £700
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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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