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Bude, Guillaume
De Asse et partibus eius Libri quinq(ue). Bound with: Annotationes Gvlielmi Bvdaei Parisiensis Secretarii Regii In Qvatvor Et Viginti Pandectarvm Libros Ad Ioannem Deganaivm Cancellarivm Franciae
Paris: Ascensius, 1514. Budé, Guillaume (1467-1540). (1) De asse et partibus eius libri quinque. [7], CLXXII ff. Woodcut title. Paris: Venundantur in edibus Ascensianis, 1514 [i.e., 1515]. Bound with: (2) Annotationes Guilielmi Budae parisiensis secretarii regii in quatuor et viginti pandectarum libros ad Ioannem Deganaium cancellarium Franciae. [8], CLXXIIII ff. Woodcut title and criblé initials. Lacking final signature x2 (colophon and final blank), as in several other recorded copies. Together 2 works in 1, folio. 315 x 205 mm. 16th-century blindstamped calf over wooden boards, rebacked, front endpaper renewed, corners repaired, remains of brass clasps, some wear and rubbing. Minor marginal worming to the volume's first and last few leaves, faint dampstains on first leaves of the Annotationes, but very good. Early annotations in ink in the margins of both works. First Edition of no. (1); second edition of no. (2). Budé, the foremost French humanistic scholar of his day, was influential in founding the library at Fontainebleau, which became the nucleus of the BibliothĨque Nationale, and in establishing what is now the CollĨge de France. He made his reputation with the publication of De asse, an erudite treatise on ancient coins and measures that remained an authority on the subject for many years. The work takes its name from the Roman as or pound, originally equal to a pound of copper or bronze."In De asse, Budé collected and analyzed all kinds of classical economic data, in order to restore the original and precise sense to the ancient coins and measures. He sought to … [Click Below for Full Description]
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