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Bussato (Marco) Giardino di agricoltura, second edition, collation: a4 A-I8 K2, woodcut printer's device on title, 20 full-page woodcuts (some repeats), 12 smaller vignettes showing the tasks for each month of the year, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, tear at lower corner of fol. A1 skilfully repaired without loss, a few marginal spots, mostly to last leaves, some annotations in a contemporary Italian hand to margins of chapter LXI concerning citrus groves, later vellum, 4to (198 x 114mm.), Venice, Bartolomeo Carampello, 1593.

⁂ The second edition of this important Italian work on gardening, horticulture, and vines, which first appeared in 1592.
Rothamsted acquisition date 1928.

Literature: Mortimer Italian 95; B.IN.G. 363; EDIT 16 CNCE 7994.

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Bussato (Marco) Giardino di agricoltura, second

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