by COLUMELLA, Lucius Iunius Moderatus (c. 4-70); Johann Matthias GESNER (1691-1761).
Mannhemii:: Cura & Sumptibus Societatis literatae, 1781., 1781. Volume 2 [only]. Small 8vo. 440 pp. Small woodcut design on title and at end; first blank leaf with corner cropped. Original half gilt-stamped calf over boards, all edges red; rubbed. Bookplate of Hartford Seminary Foundation and early ink signature of Isaac H. Hall. Very good. “Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella, (born 1st century ad, Gades, Spain), Roman soldier and farmer who wrote extensively on agriculture and kindred subjects in the hope of arousing a love for farming and a simple life. He became in early life a tribune of the legion stationed in Syria, but neither an army career nor the law attracted him, and he took up farming in Italy.” – Britannica. (Inventory #: LV2092)
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