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    Charles Estienne. Praedium Rustium, In Quo cuiusuis Soli vel culti vel inculti plantarum vocabula ac descriptiones...Opus Medicis, Pharmacopolis, Agricolis... Paris: Franciscus Pelocarum, 1629. Krown & Spellman retail: $1000. 8vo. a4,A-2T8,V2. 599,[1],[83],[1]p. Contemporary limp vellum, 2 ties present, two partial, owner's name "Barthol Grignen" on t.p. colored over, imprint rubbed causing small hole on t.p., a4 tear in margin touching text, light dampstains, and other minor foxing. Headpieces, printer's ornament, decorated initials. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: The Praedium is a collection of Estienne's texts on agriculture and horticulture and "represents the most complete account of agriculture and horticulture in the 16th century. It consists of Charles Estienne's botanical works...[De re hortensi; Seminarium et plantarium fructiferarum; Vinetum; Sylva, Frutetum Collis; Arbustum, Fonticulus, Spinetum; & Pratum, lacus, arundinetum] which include the works originally issued as children's books." Schreiber. It includes medicinal uses and has a lexicon of French names of plants and animals. The most complete agricultural text of the Renaissance in which all aspects of plant lore and cultivation are covered, including medicinal uses. The text is also of lexicographical interest containing the French names of plants and animals. Charles Estienne (1504-1562), a trained physician, was from 1551-61 head of the Estienne publishing house, the leading scholarly firm in France.      Vicaire 344-5. Bitting 146 (note.) Goldsmith 17 French E332 (different imprint]

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