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Alamanni, Luigi (1495-1556) La Coltivazione & le Api del S. Giovanni Rucellai.
Florence: Filippo Giunti, 1590.
Octavo, woodcut printer's devices used on title page, colophon leaf, and on the final leaf (blank but for printer's emblem on verso), text in italic type single column throughout; bound in full contemporary parchment over boards, lacking ffep, some leaves toned, slight water staining, 6 1/4 x 4 in.
Alamanni's didactic georgic poem on farming was his most famous work. This edition also includes the Italian humanist poet Rucellai's (1475-1525) blank verse poem inspired by the bees he observed in his family's garden at Quaracchi, in Florence's suburbs.