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Schwerdt copy.- Crescentiis (Petrus de) Le bon Mesnager, first edition under this title, collation: *8 A-X6 AA-JJ LL6, printed in lettre batarde, double column, title in red and black with large grotesque initial, numerous woodcut initials, woodcut illustration on *2 of the publisher offering the book to Francois I, signed with the Lorraine cross of Geofroy Tory, another woodcut illustration on B4 of a man sowing, armorial woodcut on otherwise blank final leaf, later full crushed red morocco by Thierry sc. De Petit-Simier, spine with 5 raised bands and gilt lettering, g.e., inner gilt dentelles, folio (264 x 185mm.), Paris, Nicolas Cousteau for Galliot du Pre, 1533.

⁂ The Schwerdt copy (with bookplate) of this important and handsomely printed edition.
Rothamsted acquisition date 1939.

Literature: Schwerdt I, p.127; Petit 639; Thibaud p.229.

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Schwerdt copy.- Crescentiis (Petrus de) Le bon

Estimate £4,000 - £6,000
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing