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Bibliography.- Camerarius (Joachim) De re rustica opuscula nonnulla, lectu cum iucunda, tum utilia, iam primum partim composita, partim edita, collation: A-N 4 O2, large woodcut printer's device to title, large folding woodcut plate, small woodcut device on final f., title trimmed at head, just touching first 3 words, some water-staining at foot, occasional spotting, 17th century panelled calf, gilt, upper cover detached, lower cover starting, corners worn, rubbed, small 4to (191 x 157mm.), Nuremberg, Catharina Gerlach and heirs of Johannes Montanus, 1577.

⁂ First edition "of the first agricultural bibliography ['Catalogus autorum' pp. 42v-53r] listing some 500 writers elaborately classified, e.g. Greek writers whose works are lost (over 150) or extant, Arabic writers in Latin translations, recent Latin writers not yet published, etc. For lost writers the exact source of citation is given. Camerarius, son of the well-known humanist of the same name, was a physician and botanist" (Breslauer/Folter). We can only trace the Breslauer copy at auction (Christie's, 2005, $10,200).
Provenance: Gerard F.T. Leather (bookplate).
Rothamsted acquisition date 1919.
Literature: Adams C444; Breslauer - Folter 26.

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Bibliography.- Camerarius (Joachim) De re rustica

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