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DELLA AGRICOLTURA DI M. AFRICO CLEMENTE PADOVANO, accomodata all'uso de' nostri tempi, & al servitio d'ogni paese. Con molte aggiunte di Ricordi utili, & curiosi in quest'ultima impressione. Libri sei.
In Vicenza: per il Megietti, 1623. Nelli quali si contiene il vero, & utilissimo modo di coltivare le cose di Villa. Con l'aggiunta ancora del Settimo Libro intorno alle pescagioni, et la Tavola delle cose notabili, per ordine d'Alfabeto. SECOND EDITION 1623, text in Italian, small 8vo, approximately 140 x 95 mm, 5½ x 3¾ inches, pictorial device on title page showing 2 hens either side of a tall plant, another the same on verso, large publisher's device on final unnumbered leaf with an anchor and a dolphin, on verso is another the same but more crudely engraved, a few decorated initials and headpieces, pages: (32), 444, (2); collation: *-**8, A-Ee8, bound in full 19th century vellum over boards, border to covers of double blue rules, pale blue gilt decorated and lettered vellum label to spine, pale yellow edges, marbled endpapers. Book I deals with cultivation of different types of land and growing various crops; Book II: constructing farm buildings, tree felling for use in construction, wells and tanks, poultry, fish ponds, gardens, tree planting and cultivation, fruit and nuts; Book III: kitchen gardening, horticulture, vegetables; Book IV: vines and vineyards, grapes, wines; Book V: farm animals, cows, bulls and calves, horses, pigs; Book VI: tasks month by month, how to read and react to weather signs; Book VII: freshwater fishing without nets. Blue rules to covers slightly rubbed, occasional small pale mark to margins, small college stamp to verso front endpaper, no other library signs, a very good clean tight copy of a scarce farming title. First published in Venice in 1608 and reprinted in 1677, 1692 and 1696. Aslin, Catalogue of Printed Books on Agriculture 1471-1840, page 255, listing only the edition of 1696; Wellcome Library, Volume II, listing only the edition of 1677. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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