1666 Rare Latin Book - Rene Rapin's celebrated poem on GARDENS - Hortorum libri IV.
Author: Rene RAPIN.
Title: Hortorum libri IV. Editio Altera.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher: Parisiis, Apud Sebastianum Mabre-Cramoisy, 1666. Second Edition.
Size: 6 " X 3.5 ".
Pages: 114 pages +Index.
Binding: Very good full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Good content (bright, tight, old standing to the upper margin of pages - as shown- as shown, ex-libris of Jean-Louis-Marie Guillemeau (1766-1852) who wrote the Natural history of the Rose and many other works).
Illustration: Complete with the beautifully illustrated title page by Chauveau.
Estimate : (USD 250 - USD 400)
The book: Rare 17th-century second edition of Rapin's celebrated poem on gardens, Hortorum libri IV (Paris, 1665), twice translated into English (London, 1673; Cambridge, 1706). Rapin wrote this work in imitation of Virgil's 'Georgics'. It is divided into four books, on the flower garden, parkland and trees, water, and the orchard.
The author: René Rapin (1621–1687) was a French Jesuit and writer. He was born at Tours and entered the Society of Jesus in 1639. He taught rhetoric and wrote extensively both in verse and prose.
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