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: 5.5 " X 3.5 ".
Pages: 114 pages +Index.
Binding: Good contemporary full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn, chipped and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Good content (bright, tight, manuscript ex-libris of the first page - as shown, light staining on the upper outer corner of the last pages mainly index pages - as shown, first free blank endpaper page previously removed - as shown).
Illustration: Complete with the beautifully illustrated title page by Chauveau.
Estimate : (USD 300 - USD 400)
The book: Rare and sought-after second edition of HORTORUM LIBRI IV, Rene Rapin's celebrated poem on gardens. This masterful work of Latin literature offers not only an exploration of horticulture but also a reflection on the aesthetic, philosophical, and moral dimensions of gardening.
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.
The publisher: Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy (1585-1667) was one of the leading Parisian publishers of the seventeenth century. Recognized as the official printer of the King and the Academy, his printing house produced some of the most beautiful and influential books of the period."
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1666 Rare Latin Book - Rene Rapin's celebrated poem on GARDENS - Hortorum libri IV. Price List