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Gallo (Agostino) Secrets de la vraye Agriculture, et honestes Plaisirs qu'on recoit en la mesnagerie des champs, collation: a4 e2 a8 b-z A-Z Aa-Ee4 Ff2, woodcut device on title, woodcut illustrations and decorations, some water-staining, title soiled, later half calf, head of spine torn, 4to (232 x 140mm.), Paris, Chez Nicolas Chesneau, 1572.

⁂ The Andre Simon copy of the second French edition of this translation, which originally appeared a year earlier. The translator was Francois de Belleforest. The book is divided into 20 "journees" covering a variety of aspects of rural life - the 3rd and 4th deal with wine and viticulture whilst the 19th covers hunting and falconry.

Provenance: Andre Simon (bookplate).
Rothamsted acquisition date 1932.

Literature: Not in Simon BG; Thiébaud 441.

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Gallo (Agostino) Secrets de la vraye Agriculture, et

Estimate £600 - £800
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing