1756 · Venezia
Two long didactic poems, one on agriculture and one on bees (originally published in 1546 and 1539, respectively), each an important example of the form in Italian, here in a later edition.
While Rucellai's piece appeared first, Alamanni's contains more original material and less content directly derived from Vergil; both works appear here with extensive notes and with attractive woodcut headpieces and capitals, following => a title-page printed in red and black and an engraved portrait of Alamanni.
=> WorldCat lists no U.S. institutional holdings of this edition.
Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
Goldsmiths'-Kress 9103.0-1. 19th-century quarter diced brown sheep with marbled paper sides done in imitation of tree calf; spine gilt-stamped with title and decorative bands; corners bumped and leather lightly worn, foot of spine discolored from a now-absent label, red-inked onetime price note on fly-leaf, otherwise clean and fresh. Title-page with outer portion restored and one letter supplied; some occasional light spotting or staining but text really quite clean. A nice old book. (Inventory #: 37453)