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Comprehensive 12th-century Arabic treatise on agriculture

ABU ZAKARIYA ibn al-AWWAM. Libro de agricultura. ... Tomo I[-II].
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BROECK, Victor van den. Catecismo de agricultura.
VILLE, Georges. Abonos químicos conferencias agrícolas.
Seville, Biblioteca Científico Literaria; Madrid, Victoriano Suarez (colophon: printed by Salvador Acuña y Comp., Seville), 1878. 2 volumes. Imperial 16mo (18 x 11.5 cm). Later half turquoise sheepskin. Full description
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87 beautiful views of bovine animals,
bound for presentation to the French Ministry of Agriculture

BAUDEMENT, Émile. Les races bovines. Études zootechniques.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, [1864]. 2 volumes (text & plates). Oblong folio (36 x 49.5 cm). With 5 hand coloured maps and 87 numbered plates. Contemporary red half morocco, gold-tooled spine, gold-blocked boards with the note "offert par le Minstre de l'Agriculture", gilt edges. Full description
€ 2,950
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Important 1639 handbook for the medical use of animals and animal products

BOSSCHE, Willem vanden. Historia medica, in qua libris IV. Animalium natura, et eorum medica utilitas exactè & luculenter tractantur. Cum iconibus eorum, ad vivum delineatis.
Brussels, Jan Mommaert II, 1639. 4to. With woodcut device on title-page, a different woodcut of the same device on final page, 77 woodcut illustrations plus 3 repeats (4 signed "I.C.I." for Jan Christoffel Jegher). Contemporary sheepskin parchment over flexible boards. Full description
€ 3,250
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The productive and profitable aspects of the natural world

BRADLEY, Richard. Wysgeerige verhandeling van de werken der natuure. Waar in verscheide trapswyze opklimmingen, in de byzondere deelen der scheppinge, als mynstoffen, plantgewassen en dieren aangetoond worden. Hier by is gevoegd een berigt van den tegenwoordigen staat der tuinen, zoo van Groot-Brittanien, als van gansch Europa. Als meede nieuwe ondervindingen ter verbetering van onvrugtbaare gronden, en aankweeking van houtgewas, vrugtboomen, wyngaarden, zalaade, peulvrugten en alle soorten van graanen: benevens eenige aanmerkingen over den landbouw der Vlaamingen in het zaayen van vlas. … Na den tweeden druk uit het Engelsch vertaald.
Amsterdam, Isaak Tirion, 1744. 8vo. With title-page printed in red and black with woodcut vignette, and 29 engraved folding plates (numbered I-XVII and XX-XXXI: there were no plates XVIII or XIX), each showing several botanical and zoological illustrations. Contemporary vellum. Full description
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Anthrax in the 18th-century

CHABERT, Philibert. Traité du charbon ou anthrax dans les animaux.
Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1782. 8vo. With woodcut crowned French royal coat of arms on title-page and a woodcut headpiece (signed "B."). 19th-century(?) half tanned, mottled sheepskin. Full description
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How to manage a country house and estate, with 24 woodcut illustrations

ESTIENNE, Charles, Jean LIÉBAULT and Melchior SEBISCH (translator). De veltbouw ofte lant winninghe: inhoudende eene rechte wel bestellinge eenes hofs te bouwen: cruyt-hoven ende fruyt-hoven te maken: alderhande boomen te planten: byen te houden, te distilleren: beemden, vijvers en de staende wateren te maken, en die te onderhouden: visschen te vangen: acker-lant te winnen: wijngaerden te oeffenen: medicinale wijnen te bereyden: parck voor wilde beesten te maken, mitsgaders de wolve-jacht.
Amsterdam, Michiel Colijn, 1622. Folio. With the title-page in a richly illustrated woodcut border and 24 woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary vellum, with leather ties; recased. Full description
€ 3,500
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Certainly no horse-whisperer!

[MANUSCRIPT - HORSES & HORSEMANSHIP]. [GRISONE, Federico]. Ordini di cavalcare.
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Scielta di notabili avvertimenti pertinenti a' cavalla, …
[Italy, ca. 1725?]. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to (20 x 15 cm). Manuscript in Italian, in dark brown ink on paper in a steeply sloped Italian hand, with a full-page ink drawing of a horse, 50 full-page ink drawings of elaborate bits, each different, and 2 ink-drawn plans of training grounds. Further with 3 pen-drawn baroque decorated initials. Later 18th-century sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 5,500
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