Sale 2468 - Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, March 8, 2018

1 c ADRIAN VI, Pope. Breve Adriani vj. in po[n]tificem electi: ad Senatu[m] populumq[ue] Romanum. Title with woodcut papal arms within 4-part woodcut border. [2] leaves. 4to, 200x138 mm, modern ¼ calf; minor marginal dampstaining. Bignor Park bookplate of Viscount Mersey. (Rome: Marcello Silber), [1522] [400/600] Adrian was elected Pope in January 1522 while serving as Cardinal in Spain, but preparations and circumstances delayed his arrival in Rome until August. In the present letter dated Zaragoza, 19 May 1522, he cites concern about plague and the lack of an available ship out of Barcelona. Sander 30. 2 c (AGRICULTURE.) Duhamel Du Monceau, Henri-Louis. Tratado del Cultivo de las Tierras, según los Principios de Mons. Tull, Inglés. 10 folding engraved plates. [4], 276 pages. 4to, 193x145 mm, contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties; scattered minor marginal foxing and stains, blank upper outer corner off title, small hole in blank outer margin of 2G2.3. Madrid: José de Orga, 1751 [500/750] first edition in spanish of the first volume of Duhamel du Monceau’s Traité de la Culture des Terres, an exposition of the agricultural writings of Jethro Tull. Included as an appendix is the Spanish version of an excerpt from the 12th-century Kitab al-Filaha, the most important medieval Arabic work on agriculture, by the Andalusian Abu Zakariya ibn al-Awwam. DSB IV, 224; Palau 76614; Sarton II, 424; Simón Palmer 797. 3 c (AGRICULTURE.) Herrera, Gabriel Alonso de. Libro de agricultura. Title in red and black within composite woodcut historiated border. [4], 194 [i. e., 197] leaves; lacks last (blank?) leaf. Folio, 289x197 mm, 18th-century vellum boards with leather lettering piece, short crack at top of front joint; margins trimmed entering some sidenotes, marginal foxing, intermittent heavy browning, dark stain in upper inner corners of leaves 19-25 and 45-48, spattered ink on leaves 41-42. Stamp of Richard Heber (1773-1833) on front free endpaper. Toledo: Juan Ferrer (for Diego Ferrer, 20 July), 1551 [1,000/2,000] The principal 16th-century Spanish-language treatise on agriculture, first published in 1513, including a section on viticulture and wine production in Spain. Simón Palmer 145; this edition not in Palau. 2 1