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Titel: Secretorum agri enchiridion primum, hortorum...
Verlag: Paris, Fédéric Morel, 1575 1560-75
3 vols bound in one, 8vo (162 x 100 mm), ff  180; 28;  39 [without terminal blank], with Morel's device on all three titles; text ruled in red throughout, very good copies in early seventeenth-century French marbled calf, gilt poppy tool in compartments on spine, joints and head of spine a bit worn, old ecclesiastical stamp on first title. £2200First editions of these three books of horticultural 'secrets' by the prolific and popular French physician and compiler of books of secrets Mizauld. The first title is a treatise on horticulture. 'The author treats of the garden, its site, soil and moisture; of manures; of sowing and planting; of hoeing, weeding and watering; of all the pests of a garden. of protection against hail, hoarfrost and lightning, blasting and mildew. of vegetables and flowers. of fruit trees. Like his other works, this one displays the author's learning, but it shows besides that he had some practical familiarity with the subject' (Ferguson, Books of secrets IV, pp. 4-5).The second title, a supplement to the first, comprises a treatise on dendrology and dendrological anatomy. The third work, the first edition under this title, is a much revised and expanded version of the author's Nova et mira artificia, 1564. The first part is devoted to the purgative properties of various plants, and the second to medicinal and aromatic wines, their preparation and uses.I. Adams M1514; Durling 3195; Wellcome 4354; II. Adams M1497; Wellcome 4353; III. Adams M1494; Durling 3191; Simon 460; Vicaire 460. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2156
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