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Scriptores rei rusticae. CATONE-VARRONE-COLUMELLA-PALLADIO....

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Libri De Re rustica M. Catonis lib.1. M. Terentij Varronis lib. 3. L. Iunij Moderati Columellae lib.12. Eiusdem de arboribus liber separatus ab alijs. Palladij lib.14. De duobus dierum generibus, simulque de umbris, & horis, quae apud Palladium. Index omnium ferè rerum, quae in his libris scitu dignae leguntur. Index Graecarum dictionum. Enarrationes priscarum uocum per ordinem literarum digestae. Basel, Ex Officina Iohann. Heruag., 1535 In 4to; 205x145 mm. Binding in full stiff vellum. Gold title on spine tassel. Red cuts.52 unnumbered papers, pages 24, endpapers 13-295, [1]. Typographic mark to title page and verso of last paper. Woodcut initials. Small woodworm to rear plate of binding, internally a few pages browned, otherwise nice marginal copy. Beautiful and rare edition printed in Basel. Collected are the famous texts concerning agriculture by the "Scriptores rei rusticae," or the four great ancient agronomists, Marcus Porcius Cato, Marcus Terentius Varro, Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella and Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus Palladius. All aspects of agronomy are examined and exposed: the cultivation of fields, vegetables, legumes, grains, and the management and administration of farms. Of particular note are: the work of Columella, which constitutes the most important treatise on agronomy in the whole of antiquity, where not only agriculture but more generally the agricultural sciences are discussed; The work of Palladius, the last exponent of classical Romanism. Ceresoli: "In many passages of the works of these authors, hunting and breeding of birds, wild quadrupeds and fish are dealt with. "BB II, 600; BG 317; Adams 5813; Ceresoli 477. 4to; 205x145 mm. Stiff full vellum binding. Gilt title on label at the spine. Red edges. Unnumbered 52 leaves, pages 24, leaves 13-295, [1]. Printer's mark on the title page and on the verso of the last page. Woodcut initials. Small woodworm on the back cover of the binding, some browned pages internally, otherwise a nice, wide margined copy. Beautiful and rare edition printed in Basel. The famous texts concerning agriculture of the "Scriptores rei rusticae," i.e. the four great ancient agronomists, Marcus Porcius Cato, Marcus Terentius Varro, Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella and Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus Palladius, are collected. All aspects of agronomy are examined and exposed: the cultivation of fields, vegetables, legumes, cereals, the management and administration of farms. Of particular importance: the work of Columella, which constitutes the most important treatise on agronomy of the entire antiquity, where it is told not only about agriculture but more generally about agricultural sciences; The work of Palladio, the last exponent of classical Romanism. Ceresoli: "In many passages of the works of these authors, hunting and breeding of birds, wild quadrupeds and fish are dealt with." BB II, 600; BG 317; Adams 5813; Ceresoli 477.