By Guillaume Bude; Giovan Bernardo Gualandi [ed.]
Fiorenza [Florence]   Apres I Giunti
6.5" by 4.5" [8], 1-309 [11]pp
The very scarce first Italian language translation of Guillaume Budé's treatise on ancient coins and measures.
By Guillaume Bude; Giovan Bernardo Gualandi [ed.]

1562 Trattato delle Monete a Valuta Loro

Fiorenza [Florence]   Apres I Giunti
6.5" by 4.5" [8], 1-309 [11]pp
The very scarce first Italian language translation of Guillaume Budé's treatise on ancient coins and measures.
£975.00
: 0.5kgs / : 899F69

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Description

First Edition, Very Scarce

The very scarce first Italian translation of this work. Translated from Bude's original Latin by Giovan Bernardo Gualandi.

Bude's 'De Asse et Partibus Eius' was published in 1514, and presents an attempt to define the value of currencies in Greco-Latin and Oriental antiquity.

A rare copy of the first edition of the Italian translation of Guillaume Budé's "De Asse", in which the great humanist attempts to define the value of currencies and measures of weight and capacity in Greco-Latin and Oriental antiquity.

This edition contains the Italian translation of the five books of Budé's work, and supplements this with an additional book from Gualandi, the translator. 

With the collation; A4, B-V8, X4, A4. Collated, complete.

A very scarce first edition of this sixteenth century treatise.

Condition

In a full vellum binding. Back strip age toned, with light spotting to rear board. Lacking the front and rear free endpapers, and also the front blank. Front hinge lightly strained, but firmly held. Internally, firmly bound. Two stamps to the title page. Pages bright, and generally clean, with the odd spot.

Very Good

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