1533 Aldine De Re Rustica [SOLD]


Cato (Marcus Porcius), Marcus Terentius Varro, Junius Moderatus Columella and Rutilius Taurus Palladius. Libri de re Rustica. Venice: heirs of Aldus and Andrea Torresani, 1533. 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 devices, 16 woodcut diagrams, initial spaces with guide-letter. Some surface creases to spine leather, scuffed at extremities, light age-toning chiefly to first and last few pages, remarkably clean and bright, binding tight and sound, wide margins preserved. A lovely copy. Leather Bound.
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. (#040408)        $2,000.00 USD