FERRARI, GIOVANNI BATTISTA. 1584-1655.
Flora, overo cultura di fiori. Rome: Pier. Ant. Facciotti, 1638.
4to (254 x 181 mm). +4 ++4 A-Xxx4 Yyy6[-errata Yyy6]. Engraved title, engraved frontispiece and 45 engraved plates (all included in collation). Early 19th century boards, gilt-lettered leather spine label, edges uncut. Fore-edge margin of title reinforced at verso, a few stray stains, small worm trail affecting part of final signature, a few instances of faint foxing, head and tail of spine rubbed.
Provenance: Leo S. Olschki (bookplate); Bernardine Murphy (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION IN ITALIAN of this elegant and famous work on flowers, gardening and the use of flowers. Nissen BBI 620.