Economie rurale, traduction du poème du P. Vaniere, intitulé Praedium Rusticum. Par M. Berland - à Paris, chez les frères Estienne, 1756 - (4) ff., LXX pp., 357 pp., (2) ff., (2) ff., 507 pp. - period marbled full calfskin bindings - duodecimo - 10 x 17 cm.
Condition: part of the headcap of the first volume is missing, joints in good condition, sound hinges, 3 blunt corners, smooth spines adorned with gilded fleurons and title and volume number labels, fairly fresh inside, rare foxing, old handwriting in fountain pen in the margin of one leaf and one endpaper, marbled edges. Complete in 2 volumes.
First edition of the French translation.
This translation is dedicated by the translator to Monseigneur d'Albert d'Ally, Duc de Chaulnes, peer of France, Baron de Péquigny, and Lieutenant General of the King's Armies. This is followed by an interesting foreword and the life of Father Vannière taken from the Supplément au Dictionnaire de Moreri. The work is divided into 16 books. One finds herein considerations on: the land, servants, livestock, trees and their diseases, the seasons and the work of the fields that goes with them, vegetables, vines and wine, barnyard birds, pigeons, bees, ponds and fish, grounds and the various game. With translator's notes at the end of each book.
Father Jacques Vanière (1664-1739) was born in Causses near Béziers. He taught humanities and rhetoric in various colleges of his order in the provinces, and eventually settled in Toulouse. He travelled to Paris in 1730, where he was treated with the highest honours. Vanière is best known for his poetry in Latin, which earned him the nickname "French Virgil". He is credited for: the Praedium rusticum, in 16 books, in which he sings the praises of the work and pleasures of the countryside. In this poem he came as close to the author of the Georgics as any modern poet could. First published in Paris in 1682, then in 1710, still in Paris (by Jean Le Clerc) in 10 cantos only, it was not published in full until 1730 (in Toulouse, by Pierre Robert) and was translated into prose for the first time in 1756. He was also responsible for a collection of fugitive poems and a Dictionarium poeticum (Lyon, 1740), a sort of Gradus ad Parnassum.
A lovely copy of this classic on rural science, popular in the 18th century.
- Aantal boeken
- Agronomie, Koken, eten en drinken, Wetenschap (algemeen)
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Jacques Vanière [traduction de M. Berland]
- Economie Rurale, Campagne, Nature, Jardin, Bétail, Vigne, Vin
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Eerste druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 17×10 cm