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(**NEW ARRIVAL**) (Italian) Giacomo Castelvetro. The Fruit, Herbs & Vegetables of Italy.

Foreword by Jane Grigson. Trans. with intro by Gillian Riley. Illus. from antique paintings. 9.75x7.25", jacket. First Edition in English. London & NY: Viking, [1989].

First published in 1614, Castelvetro (who was exiled in England due to the Inquisition) wrote this book in an attempt to persuade the British to eat a wider variety of fruits and vegetables. Here he explains healthy foods through the seasons - one of the first authors to do this. An important work that is increasingly scarce. Near fine.




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