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Bread.- Here beginneth the Booke, named the Assise of Breade, what it ought to weygh, after the price of a Quarter of wheate. And also the Assyse of Ale, with all maner of wood and Cole, Lath, Boord, and Tymber, and the weyght of Butter and Cheese, collation: A-D4, largely printed in black letter, four-part woodcut title-vignette, small woodcut illustrations at head of four columns of text to many leaves, other typographic decorations and woodcut initials, later russet morocco, gilt, by F. Bedford, g.e., inner gilt dentelles, [STC 869.5], small 4to, Imprinted at London in Fleetestreate, beneath the Conduit, at the signe of S. John Evangelist, by Hugh Jackson, [c.1580].

⁂ The only recorded copy. The BL has a variant (STC 869) with different imprint and "ss" in "Assise" not the lower case beta s as this copy. No auction records, although 17th century works under a similar title do occasionally appear.
Rothamsted acquisition date 1924.

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Bread.- Here beginneth the Booke, named the Assise of

Estimate £6,000 - £8,000
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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