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Columella (Lucius Junius Moderatus) Les Douze Livres de Lucius Iunius Moderatus Columella, des choses rustiques, edited by Jean Thierry and translated by Claude Cotereau, collation: ã4 é4 í4 ó4 A-Z4 Aa-Zz4 Aaa-Zzz4 AAA-CCC4, title within woodcut historiated border, a few small woodcuts and diagrams within text, occasional spotting, 18th century calf, gilt, spine richly so and with red morocco label and paper numbering label at head, rubbed, Paris, Jacques Kerver, 1556; and 2 other Kerver editions of the same, 1552 and 1555, small 4to (the mentioned 230 x 153mm.) (3)

⁂ A rare edition. 'Information is given as to the care of the home, the description and care of various plants and animals, how to make wines, vinegars, vin cuit, hydromel, mustard, cheese...how to make oil and to preserve olives, turnips, radishes, and other vegetables, and how to keep fruits.' (Bitting).
Provenance: Rothamsted acquisition dates 1919, 1932 & 1934.
Literature: Bitting 96; cf. Vicaire 192.

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Columella (Lucius Junius Moderatus) Les Douze Livres de

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