De re hortensi libellus. Paris, ex officina Rob. Stephani,

ESTIENNE Charles (1539.)


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Estienne printer's device on title-page (Schreiber 4).8vo. 140pp. Modern vellum-backed boards, boards covered with an incunable leaf.

"Charles Estienne's third book for children; this one deals with the names and appearance of plants and trees, with French translations of all botanical terms. This is the first of Charles Estienne's children's books to be based on original information, drawn from Charles's own great interest in botany. This title first appeared in 1535; for this new edition Charles has written a new preface, addressed to his 8-year-old nephew, Henri Estienne, destined to become one of the greatest members of the Estienne dynasty, and one of the greatest scholars of the 16th century" (Schreiber).A little worm affecting blank inner margin only but generally a fresh, clean copy.Schreiber no. 58. Renouard 47, no. 1. This edition not in Durling, Wellcome, or Waller.

Stock Code: 42026

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