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Wine.- Bussato (Marco) Giardino di Agricoltura, collation: a4 A-B4 C-H8 (lacking final blank), title with woodcut printer's device, near full-page woodcuts within text, A1 with repaired tear within text but without loss, water-stained, some spotting, lightly browned, recased in contemporary vellum, 4to (199 x 139mm.), Venice, Giovanni Fiorina, 1592.

⁂ Rare first edition. 'A treatise on viticulture with interesting plates showing different ways of grafting and pruning the vines: the author deals with the vintage and the care to be given to newly made wine.' (Simon).
Provenance: Rothamsted acquisition date not noted.
Literature: cf. Simon BG 274 (1599 edition); EDIT 16 CNCE 7993.

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Wine.- Bussato (Marco) Giardino di Agricoltura, rare

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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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