ESTIENNE, C. & LIÉBAULT, J.

XV. Bücher Von dem Feldbau und recht volkommener Wolbestellung eines bekömliche Landsitzes... Maierhofs oder Landguts. Sampt allem was demselben Nutzes und Lusts halben anhängig... von Melchiore Sebizio... inn Teutsch gebracht...

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Strassburg, Bernard Jobin, 1588. Folio (315 x 215mm). pp. (16), 773, (1), (38). Title with woodcut border printed in black and red and about 30 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary blind ruled and stamped pigskin.

famous work on agriculture, gardening, cattle raising, as well as hunting and hawking.

The enlargement from the original seven to fifteen books. The publisher Bernard Jobin had first published the enlargement in 1587. The first German edition of this famous work on agriculture, gardening and cattle raising was also published by Jobin, in 1579.
It was first published as 'Praedium rusticum' 1554 by Carolus Stephanus (French Charles Estienne). An amazingly popular French version 'L'agriculture et maison rustique' was first published in Paris 1564, translated by his son-in-law, Jean Liébault, it became a Renaissance bestseller with at least 80 editions by the fall of Napoleon. The work was translated into the English, German, Dutch, Italian and Scandinavian languages. It is a veritable encyclopedia of country living, with large sections on orchards and fruit. Charles Estienne belonged to the famous dynasty of Parisian printers, he was however a poor businessman and died imprisoned in 1561 at the Châtelet. "Dieser Übersetzung lag eine der Ausgaben von Charles Estienne et Jean Liébault, 'L'Agriculture et maison rustique' zugrunde, die bereits Jean de Clamorgans 'La chasse du loup' als Anhang hatte und zwischen 1567 und 1578 erschienen ist" (Lindner 563.01). The fine woodcuts are after Tobias Stimmer, J. Amman a.o. probably cut by the printer Bernard Jobin himself. First few leaves with some minor worming at the lower margin.

Provenance: Bookplate of Bibliotheca Tiliana and library stamp of Biblioteka Julinska on second leaf.

Lindner 563.04; VD 16E 4002.