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Estienne (Charles) Siben Buecher von dem Feldbau, first German edition, collation: ):(6 A-Ggg6 Hhh4 Iii-Kkk6 (lacking final leaf, probably blank), gothic letter, title printed in red and black within woodcut border, woodcut portrait of Melchior Sebizius on ):(6 verso, woodcut illustrations, woodcut oval vignette on verso of final leaf, some worming at beginning, mostly to inner margin but affecting title and some text, leaves at beginning and end on guards, contemporary ink annotations to front free endpaper, contemporary bare wooden boards, rebacked, lacking clasps, folio, Strassburg, B. Jobin, 1579.

⁂ The Schwerdt copy (with bookplate) of this extremely popular and oft-reprinted work. This edition does not appear very often at auction, the last copy being in 1980.
Rothamsted acquisition date 1939.
Literature: Schwerdt I, p.167; VD 16 E 3999.

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Estienne (Charles) Siben Buecher von dem Feldbau, first

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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