LOT 253
SOLD €800,00

Estienne, C. & J. Liébault. Siben Bücher von dem Feldbau

und vollkommener Bestellung eynes ordentlichen Mayerhofs oder Landguts (...). Strasbourg, Bernhard Jobin, 1580. 2nd ed. (12),643,(34) p. Engr. title-p., portrait of the author and 36 (large) in-text woodcuts. Beautiful contemp. (sl. soiled) pigskin w. blind tooled dec. over wooden boards (clasps lacking). Sm. folio.

Contemp. manuscript ex libris on title-p. (dated 1618) and on flylvs./ pastedowns (one dated 1583). Lacking p. 83-90 (text only, no woodcuts), sm. piece missing in border of author's portrait, occas. foxing/ damp stains, corners of index lvs. cut (not affecting text). Famous Renaissance work on country living (large sections on orchards and fruits), also incl. the first known written description of tobacco in German.

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