An Exceptional Copy of the 1532 Paris Folio Edition of Budé

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An Exceptional Copy of the 1532 Paris Folio Edition of Budé
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Budé, Guillaume. DE ASSE ET PARTIBUS EIUS LIBRI QUINQUE, GULIELMO BUDEO PARISIENSI, A SECRETIS REGIS FRANCIE, AUCTORE. (Paris, 1532). Colophon: Finis libri quinti & ultimi Gulielmi Budæi Parisien, a Secretis Regiis de Asse & partibus eius, diligéter cú reliquis & recogniti & aucti. In Typographia Ascensiana ad Calend. April. ad calculum Romanum. M.D.XXXII. Folio [33.5 by 23.5 cm], eighteenth-century mottled brown calf; spine with six raised bands, ruled and decorated in gilt, including the Duke of Devonshire’s Crowned D device near the head; red morocco lettering piece, gilt; all page edges speckled. (8), ccii printed leaves; title printed in red and black within a fine woodcut border, with a superb large woodcut of the Badius Ascensius printer’s device of a printing shop in the center; fine woodcut criblé initials. Margins neatly ruled in red throughout; title woodcut figures accentuated by handcoloring in yellow ink, with heart-shaped device at bottom center. Light rubbing to board edges; a crisp, fine example. A rarely seen 1532 Paris edition of the first printed numismatic book, printed in stately folio by Badius Ascensius. [Online description truncated: see printed or PDF catalogue for full description.]