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The First Edition of the First Numismatic Book

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The First Edition of the First Numismatic Book
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Budé, Guillaume. DE ASSE ET PARTIBUS EIUS LIBRI QUINQ[UE] GUILLIELMI BUDEI PARISIENSIS SECRETARII REGII. (Paris, March 1514). ... Folio [31 by 21 cm], modern full brown calf; spine ruled in blind and lettered in gilt; all page edges red. (7), CLXXII printed leaves..., for 358 pages total; title printed in gothic letter within a superb woodcut border, with a large woodcut of Badius Ascensius's printer's device of a printing shop in the center; woodcut initials. Lacking final blank. Title page trimmed and mounted on preceding blank leaf, with some wear and loss to border; three following leaves with professional repairs to gutter, with minor loss to a few words on the first text leaf; final leaf worn with a few small areas of loss. Rest of volume fairly well-preserved, with occasional browning or mild discoloration. Very good. See catalogue for full description.