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Silkworms.- Rimini.- Corsuccio (Giovanni Andrea) Il Vermicello dalla seta del Corsuccio da Sascorbaro. Nuouamente venuto in luce, collation: †4 A-N4, title and text within woodcut typographical borders, title with woodcut of silkworm cocoon on title, woodcut historiated initials, and head- and tail-pieces, woodcut printer's device to final verso, K1v couple of words inked out, some water-staining at end, occasional spotting, 19th century vellum, red leather label to spine, 4to (204 x 138mm.), Rimini, Giovanni Simbeni, 1581.

⁂ Rare first and only edition of Corsucci's treatise on the harvesting of silk from worms, along with a history of silk manufacture, which was an important part of Rimini's trade. The preliminaries include a poem in praise of the city.
Provenance: Rothamsted acquisition date 1918.
Literature: EDIT 16 CNCE 13564.

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Silkworms.- Rimini.- Corsuccio (Giovanni Andrea) Il

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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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