Auction 443 / Lot n° 167

SPOLVERINI, Gian Battista (1695-1762) - La coltivazione del riso. Verona: Carattoni, 1763 [SI AGGIUNGE] La coltivazione del riso. Verona: Giuliari, 1796. Two fine editions of this poem about rice and its cultivation appreciated also by Leopardi. The 1763 edition is the second but it has the same engraved vignettes designed by Francesco Lorenzi in the first. 2 works in 2 volumes,. First work, 4to (276 x 188mm) Frontispiece, engraved vignettes, headpieces, engraved initials (occasional light stains). Contemporary binding in half morocco with title on spine. Provenance: Giovanni Battista Segala 1790. Second work: 4to, (308 x 228mm) Frontispiece (waterstains at the bottom) Contemporary half calf binding with gilt spine. Provenance: "Price to the onorable Marquis Malaspina Alberigo" (2)

Auction: 22 January 2018 at 15:00

Estimate 200 - 300€

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