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ALLETZ (Pons-Augustin)]. The Agronomist,... - Lot 2 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage
ALLETZ (Pons-Augustin)]. The Agronomist, or Portable Dictionary of the Farmer. Paris, Liège, Anne-Catherine Bassompierre, 1770. 2 vols. in-8, marbled fawn calf, cold fillet, spine ornamented, green title, red edges (Binding of the period).
I) Title, xiv pp., (1) f., 472 pp. - II) Title, 464 pp.
The first edition of this anonymous work, reprinted several times until the 19th century, appeared in 1760.
It was written by the lawyer Alletz (1703-1785), author of L'Albert moderne. "It is one of the best manuals of the time on country life" (Oberlé). In addition to the numerous advices on cultivation, vineyard, hunting, fishing and breeding, the encyclopedia presents "various food preparations, & everything that can provide a healthy and pleasant food"; let us note the recipes for cooking ray, chicken, salting pork, compotes, etc...
Handwritten bookplate: Henrich de Lazangrie (?).
Binding rubbed, missing a cap.
Vicaire, 8 - Simon, 67 (1770, chez Savoye) - Oberlé, 629 (1763).
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