The Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables of Italy. An Offering to Lucy, Countess of Bedford.

London: Viking/British Museum, Natural History, 1989.

Translated with an introduction by Gillian Riley. Quarto, 175 pages. First English translation of this work,originally written in 1614, while the author was in exile in Italy. It was written partially as a fond remembrance of his far away home, and partially to encourage the English to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Small ink dot on bottom edge of text block, otherwise a fine copy in a dust jacket with a small closed tear to the head of the spine, otherwise very good.

Price: $150.00