4to volume ,250 x 180 mm,on contemporary alla rustica binding , coming a bit loose.Copy fresh, crispy and mostly clean.
Blank, title p.,16,761 , errata ,blank
With no portrait or any plate/maps
A fine copy of the first and only edition of one of the most important works on flower gardens and the cultivation of flowers of Northern Italy. Paolo Bartolomeo Clarici (1664-1725) 'spent most of his life in the Veneto.
The work is divided into four sections: the 1st provides the reader with a brief history of the garden architecture and instructions on how to build it; the 2nd dedicated to cultivation techniques; the 3rd to botanical history and the cultivation of certain prized flowering plants; and the 4th to a dissertation on citrus plants.
'Istoria e coltura della piante' was a work of serious scholarship, one based on careful reading of the most recent scientific works on botanical subjects as well as the author's own research. Thus Clarici left behind him a useful legacy that was to influence generations of garden architects and floriculturists both in Italy and elsewhere' (Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora pp. 140-2).Pritzel 1728; Tomasi, An Oak Spring Flora No. 36.
- Number of Books
- Natural History, Science (general)
- Author/ Illustrator
- Book Title
- Istoria e coltura delle piante che sono pe’l fiore più ragguardevoli.
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Venezia -Andrea Poletti
- Binding/ Material
- other extra - see description
- 25×18 cm