From the Second--and First Scientific--Book Printed in Roman Type

SCRIPTORES REI RUSTICAE.

(Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1472). 323 x 237 mm. (12 3/4 x 9"). Single column, 40 lines in Jenson's lovely roman type. EDITIO PRINCEPS.

Attractively matted. Capitals struck with yellow, paragraph marks and two-line initials in red or blue. Lowry, Jenson, p. 68; Goff S-346; BMC V, 173; ISTC is00346000. A couple of tiny, faint marginal spots, one small wormhole touching a couple of letters, but A VERY FINE LEAF--clean, fresh, and bright, with generous margins--from a collection of classical writings on agronomy that was the second book printed in roman type, the first scientific work printed in roman type, and "the most important classical first edition that Jenson produced." (Lowry).
(ST16379-186)