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Of Husbandry in Twelve Books: And His Book Concerning Trees
Book #: 011223

Author: Columella, Lucius Junius Moderatus
Illustrator: n/a
Publisher: Printed for A. Millar
Place: London
Year: 1745
Edition: First Edition

Book Cond.: Very Good Condition
Jacket Cond.: No Dust Jacket
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 4to
Book Type: n/a
Signed: n/a

Description / Comments:
First English Edition. Size: 4to. Text body is clean and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Previous owner’s book-plate laid in on front paste down. Text marked with Library stamps, but very discreetly, spine unmarked, in all other respects in very good condition throughout. Full title: Of Husbandry in Twelve Books: And His Book Concerning Trees Translated into English with Several Illustrations from Pliny, Cato, Varro, Palladius, and Other Ancient and Modern Authors. Full brown calf, five raised bands on spine (early twentieth century rebinding with new front and rear end papers; bookplate transferred from original end paper to new front paste down), xiv, [14], 600 pages, [8], Index, Omissa, Errata, illustrated with a few line drawings in the text. This copy notable for containing the bookplate of Gerard De Visme (1725-1797), a festoon plate, a shield suspends from ribbon in square frame [Franks, 8562]. Light wear at corners, leather worn at side of raised bands & spine ends, boards rubbed in spots and light scratching. Interior pages toned to varying degrees, some professional repairs to pages (mostly at edges), foxing off and on, most notable pages 481-507, damp stain at gutter front end pages before title and rear end pages after last page of text. Columella, born 1st century AD, was a Roman soldier and farmer who is the most important writer on agriculture of the Roman Empire. The De re rustica in 12 books and De arboribus have survived. Of Husbandry is an English translation of these two works. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 4 lbs 15 oz. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Farming & Rural Life. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 011223.