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André Simon copy.- Gallo (Agostino) Secrets de la vraye agriculture, et honestes plaisirs qu'on recoit en la mesnagerie des champs, translated by François de Belleforest, collation: ã4 è2 a8 b-z4 A-Z4 Aa-Ee4 Ff2, woodcut printer's device to title, woodcut head-pieces and decorative initials, ruled throughout in red, occasional early ink marking, occasional spotting, a few very small stains, contemporary panelled calf, gilt, covers with central emblematic symbol, sympathetically rebacked, corners repaired, rubbed, 4to (225 x 163mm.), Paris, Nicolas Chesneau, 1571.

⁂ Rare first French edition, with an impeccable provenance. Books three and four of this work on wine and the vine earned it its place the Simon collection.
Provenance: André Simon; Bibliothèque de M. Delasize (bookplates).
Rothamsted acquisition date 1932.
Literature: Thiébaud 441; not in Simon BG.

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André Simon copy.- Gallo (Agostino) Secrets de la

Estimate £750 - £1,000
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London, UK
Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing