De Agrorum conditionibus, & constitutionibus limitum. Siculi Flacci lib. I, Iulii Frontini lib. I, Aggeni Urbici lib. II, Hygeni Gromatici lib. II, Variorum Auctorum ... De generibus lineamentorum. De mensuris & ponderibus. Omnia figuris illustrata.
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Parisiis, apud Turnebum., 1554. 4to (220 x 170mm). pp. (4), 256, (12), 20, with numerous woodcuts in the text. Contemporary limp vellum.
a great number of woodcuts of trees
First edition of this collection of classical texts on agricultural and horticultural surveying. There are a great number of woodcuts of trees.The text is based on a manuscript in the library of Saint-Bertin at St. Omer. One leaf with paper loss at the lower right corner not affecting the text. The binding is a bit worn but the inside is in mint condition.
Provanance: Bookplate of Kimbolton Castle.
Adams, G. 147; Wellcome 2651.