Oct 24, 2019 - Sale 2521

Sale 2521 - Lot 71

Price Realized: $ 5,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
CATO; VARRO; COLUMELLA; and PALLADIUS. Scriptores rei rusticae. Edited by Georgius Merula and Franciscus Colucia, with a glossary by Merula of technical terms taken from Cato, Varro, and Columella. [301] (of [303]) leaves; lacks blank K1 and last leaf with register. Roman type with some use of Greek. Folio, 315x224 mm, early 19th-century tan calf gilt by Courteval, with his ticket, rebacked retaining original backstrip, joints worn and starting; contents washed with residual stains toward beginning and faded early marginalia, blank lower portion of first leaf restored, scattered small marginal repairs not affecting text, later crude manuscript initial with penwork decoration on p5v, pencil notes and tipped-in catalogue descriptions on front free endpaper. From the collections of Jean-Baptiste Huzard, with stamped signature; Ambroise Firmin-Didot, with bookplate (sale, 13 June 1882, lot 222); Lucien Gougy (sale, 1934, 5 March, lot 43); and Eduardo J. Bullrich, with bookplate (sale, 17 March 1952, lot 353). wide-margined copy. (Reggio Emilia: Bartholomaeus de Bruschis, 1482; 5 June 1482)

Additional Details

Second edition of this compilation of Roman works on agriculture and rural life, after the first of 1472. H 14565; GW M41059; BMC VII, 1086; is00347000.