‎(LIGER, L.)‎
‎La nouvelle maison rustique, ou économie générale de tous les biens de campagne: la manière de les entretenir & les multiplier; donné ci-devant au public par le Sieur Liger. Huitième édition, augmentée considérablement, & mise en meilleur ordre: avec la vertu des simples, l'apoticairerie, & les décisions du droit françois sur les matières rurales.‎

‎A Paris, au Palais, chez Saugrain aîné, 1762. With frontispiece, numerous woodcut illustrations in the text, 36 plates of which 2 folding. 2 volumes. (10), 916 pp.; (8), 894, (26) pp. 4to. Contemporary marbled calf, spines gilt with raised bands, spines repaired at head and foot, somewhat rubbed and some spots on bindings. Kress 6037; Goldsmiths 9751; Higgs 2677; not in Einaudi; not in INED. Eighth edition, considerably enlarged. Louis Liger was born in Auxerre in 1658. He published many works on agriculture and husbandry. The work has its origins in Charles Estienne's Praedium Rusticum (1554), the French version of which was edited and seen through the press by Jean Liébault in 1564 under the title L'Agriculture et Maison Rustique. Numerous editions, revisions, and updates followed, with French horticulturalist Louis Liger's two-volume modernized version, Oeconomie Générale de la Compagne, ou Nouvelle Maison Rustique, first appearing in 1700. The work includes sections on buildings and provisions, agriculture, husbandry, silk worm culture, bee-keeping, diseases of plants and animals, gardening, viticulture, hunting, fishing, distillation, apothecary medicine, and cookery. Illustrating the text are plates of domestic animals, plants and trees, honey and silk production, field cultivation, wine presses, fishing nets, animal traps, farming instruments, &c. ‎

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