Constantino Cesare de li scelti et utilissimi documenti de l'Agricoltura, nuovamente dal latino in volgare tradotto per m. Nicolo Vitelli da citta di Castello... Et con la dechiaratione de alcuni nomi antichi di pesci, come volgarmente hoggidi se adimandano.
Venetia, Giovan Battista da Borgofranco, 1542, 8º (15 x 10 cm.), 194 leaves + 6 leaves (complete). Limp vellum. Woodcut printer’s device to title and final page, woodcut initials. Inner margin of last page restored, light stains to a few pages, else in very good condition.
First Italian edition of the Geoponica, a collection of agricultural teachings originally compiled by Cassianus Bassus around the 6th or 7th century AD from older Roman, Greek and Arabic texts (mostly now lost), and revised c. 950 AD by order of Constantine VII, to whom the work was formerly ascribed.
Divided into twenty books, the Geoponica deals with various aspects of agriculture, husbandry, and rural life, including the study of the weather and astronomy, viticulture and wine making, olive growing and oil production, horticulture, veterinary science, apiculture, cattle and sheep breeding, fish farming and fishing, how to keep and look after pigeons, birds, horses, donkeys, camels, pigs, hares, deer and dogs, and how to deal with animals and insects injurious to plants.
- Number of Books
- Botany, Natural History, Science (general)
- Author/ Illustrator
- Constantine VII - Geoponica
- Book Title
- De li Scelti et Utilissimi Documenti de l'Agricoltura, Nuovamente dal Latino in Volgare Tradotto
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 15×10 cm