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Ferrari (Giovanni Battista) Flora overo Cultura di Fiori, first edition in Italian, engraved allegorical frontispiece, engraved title and 45 plates (as part of collation) after Variana, Cortona, Reni and Sacchi, one with marginal tear, one with small paper flaw hole within image, lacking errata leaf at end, some browning, heavy to some gatherings, occasional water-staining, 19th century half vellum over decorative boards, [Nissen BBI 620; Pritzel 2877], 4to, Rome, Per Pier' Ant. Facciotti, 1638.

⁂ First edition in Italian of Ferrari's De florum cultura, using the same illustrations as the 1633 Latin edition, depicting plants, flower arrangements and gardening implements (including one of mole-traps).
Rothamsted acquisition date 1920.

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Ferrari (Giovanni Battista) Flora overo Cultura di

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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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