Beautiful antique book set, published in 1774. French language and covering the practice of gardening in the 18th century. 2 Volumes. 14 fold-out plates.
"Nihil est agriculturâ melius, nihil uberius, nihil dulcius, nihil homine libero dignius." - Cicero
"There is nothing better in agriculture, nothing richer, nothing sweeter, nothing more worthy of a free man"
Includes chapters such as "Des ennemis des Arbres, & des remèdes pour les détruire." Or, "Enemies of the trees and remedies to destroy them."
Full, French leather binding with decorative gilt spine and marbled endpapers. Wear to cover edges and spine ends, light wear to hinges. Binding overall sound. Interesting bookplates belonging to J. A. G. ROLLET D'AVAUX, Ecuyer, Seigneur de
I Eelleaux , Glene & Servilly, premier Préfident du Préfidial de Riom.
A lovely gift for a gardener.
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