Georgica, P. Rami professoris regii praelectionibus illustrata, ad Carolum Lotharingum Cardinalem. Parisiis, apud Andream Wechelum, 1564.

Paris, 1564.

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- - Bucolica, P. Rami...praelectionibus exposita: quibus poeta vita praeposita est... Editio secunda. Parisiis, apud Andream Wechelum, 1558. Paris, 1558

2 works bound together in one volume, 8vo; roman and italic letter; with printer's device on both titles and a few woodcut initials in the text, preliminary leaves of the first work erratically paginated, the preface following the title starting with page 11, but the work is complete, tear in one leaf repaired; good copies in an attractive contemporary binding of calf gilt, ruled in blind on both covers, spine and corners skilfully repaired.

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Second editions of Ramus' extensive commentaries on Virgil's two poems on country life, which he wrote in order to react against the dry doctrines of several French schools who based their teaching of nature on Aristotle's physics. He wanted to keep in contact with the concrete realities of nature and in this spirit his commentaries were composed, in which he often refers to Plinius and the Roman agronomers.

Adams V548 & V537; Ong 480 & 474.

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