8vo (6 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.; 158 x 95 mm). collation: a - l8= 88 leaves including the privilege leaf at the end, italic, Greek and roman type, woodcut vine-stem title border, decorative woodcut initials, borders ruled in red; title skilfully inlaid, washed, some light browning on title and last few leaves, top and fore-margins cut close catching side notes on pages 154 & 166 and pagination on page 7. Late 19th-century tan morocco, decorated in a repeated diagonal pattern of inlaid blue morocco arabesques each with an inlaid red morocco clover and gold-stamped sprigs, the pattern defined by a triple gilt rule of undulating lines with goldstamped circles at the join points, spine richly gilt using the same figure, blue morocco doublures with wide dentelles, edges gilt, set in a blue full-morocco clamshell box, lined with brown morocco, gilt-stamped title on spine, the whole by Emile Mercier, successor to Cuzin.
No copy of this edition has appeared at auction since 1975; in that time only the 1556 edition appeared once at the Esmerian sale (Paris, Ader Picard Tajan, 6 June 1972, lot 82). OCLC reports five copies (Harvard, Yale, BNF, BL, BM Lyon).
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