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L'Agronome,

ou Dictionnaire portatif du Cultivateur,

Contenant Toutes les Connoissances Necessaires Pour Gouverner les Biens de Campagne, & les Faire Valoir Utilement; Pour Soutenir ses Droits, Conserver sa sante, et Rendre Gracieuse la vie Champetre

By Pons Augustin Alletz

1784 - Rouen - Jean Racine

8" by 5", xiv, 462; 464pp

 

 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 

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A copy of Alletz's popular agricultural reference book.

Derniere edition.

Complete in two volumes.

Pons Augustin Alletz (born 1703 in Montpellier, died 7 March 1785 in Paris) was a French agronomist.

Alletz spent some years living in a catholic community belonging to the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri before working as a lawyer in Montpellier. He quickly abandoned law, however, and moved to Paris to devote himself entirely to writing. His numerous works are nearly all useful reference texts.

This is perhaps Alletz's most famous work, first published in 1760 in a two-volume format and frequently republished until the 19th century; it was considered one of the best manuals of country living during its time. Besides advice on gardening, raising livestock, veterinary medicine, and hunting, the manual contains a large number of practical recipes fit to satisfy a sophisticated country epicure. The section devoted to wine and wine-making is significant and covers such topics as pairing wines, anecdotes concerning wine, authors who wrote about wine, types of wine, and vinegar recipes.

With bookplate of one Alan Davidson to front pastedowns.

CONDITION

In cloth covered bindings, expertly rebound. Externally, smart with slight bumping to one corner only. Internally, firmly bound with new endpapers. Bright with the occasional spot and mark.

Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED


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