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GEOPONIKA. AGRICULTURAL PURSUITS. Inscribed by the translator.
London, printed for the author, and sold by J. White, 1805.Two volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITIONS 1805 AND 1806, Volume I printed by W. Spilsbury and Volume II printed by J. Young, first word on title page appears in Greek, 8vos, pages: xxiv, 297, (1 - errata); xvii, (1), 301, (1), bound in full straight grained red morocco, quadruple gilt ruled border to covers with floral ornaments at corners, raised bands, gilt decoration and lettering to spine, all edges gilt, narrow gilt dentelles (turn ins). green endpapers. Spines faded and rubbed, corners slightly worn, head of spines very slightly chipped, hinges rubbed on both volumes, a couple of scratches to covers of Volume II, Volume I: small area of worming to top corner of front endpapers, title page and a2, prelims foxed, small piece torn off blank corner of a3 and Q1, occasional light foxing, pale browning to some pages, tiny hole in N5, no loss; Volume II: some light foxing and light browning, small old paper repair to 1 upper blank corner. A good plus set. In Volume I, pages iii - x list the classical authors of the Geoponika which is a twenty - book collection of agricultural lore, compiled during the 10th century in Constantinople for the Byzantine emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus. The ultimate sources of the Geoponica include Pliny, various lost Hellenistic and Roman - period Greek agriculture and veterinary authors, the Carthaginian agronomist Mago, and even works passing under the name of the Persian prophet Zoroaster. (Wikipedia). The book covers all manner of "agricultural" information, including celestial and terrestrial omina, viticulture, fruit trees, oleoculture, vegetables and flower growing, raising pigeons, domestic fowl, horses, camels, cattle etc, apiculture, veterinary medicine, the construction of fishponds and much more. The section on viticulture and wine making is in Volume I, Books IV - VIII pages 118 - 265. Not listed in Gabler, or the agricultural references: Aslin and Dingley. The translator has inscribed the endpaper: "To His Grace The Arch - Bishop of York these Volumes are most respectfully presented by the Translator". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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