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Alonso de Herrera (Gabriel) Libro de Agricultura, collation: A6 B-Z8 Aa-Dd8, printed in gothic letter, title in red and black within architectural woodcut border also in red and black, woodcut device on final leaf, woodcut vignettes as chapter headings to final book, woodcut initials, 17th century inscription at foot of title, foxed and browned, some staining, mostly marginal, later vellum-backed boards, rubbed and soiled, folio (298 x 191mm.), Medina del capo, Francisco del Canto, 1569.

⁂ Very rare; no copy traced at auction since 1934 (and that defective).

Provenance: Hugo de Languas and other members of the same family (17th century ink inscriptions to rear endpaper).
Rothamsted acquisition date 1923.
Literature: Adams H442.

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Alonso de Herrera (Gabriel) Libro de Agricultura,

Estimate £1,000 - £1,500
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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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