Cato (Marcus Porcius), Marcus Tetentius Varro, Junius Moderatus Columella and Rutilius Taurus Palladius. Libri de re Rustica. Venice: Heirs of Aldus and Andrea Torresani, 1533. Second Aldine Edition. 8vo. 18th century red morocco, gilt lettering and rules, spine in compartments and with green title label, marbled endpapers. Tall copy. Three woodcut printer’s device, 16 woodcut diagrams, initial spaces with guide-letter. Some surface creases to spine leather, scuffed at exremities, light age-toning chiefly to first and last few pages, remarkably clean and bright, binding tight and sound, wide margins preserved. A lovely copy. Second Aldine edition.
Classical treatises on viticulture and the art of wine-making, farming, beekeeping, and other agricultural issues. Provenance: N & A Papadopoli (engraved armorial bookplate; second bookplate in Greek; Mediolanum bookseller’s label to front endpaper. Ahmanson-Murphy 264; Renouard, Alde, 109:9. Leather Bound. (#1109) $5,000.00