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Céneau, Robert (1483-1560)
DE VERA MENSURUM PONDERUMQUE RATIONE OPUS DE INTEGRO INSTAURATUM. PARIS: JEAN ROIGNY, 1547
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 2,750 GBP
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Céneau, Robert (1483-1560)
DE VERA MENSURUM PONDERUMQUE RATIONE OPUS DE INTEGRO INSTAURATUM. PARIS: JEAN ROIGNY, 1547
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 2,750 GBP
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Céneau, Robert (1483-1560)
DE VERA MENSURUM PONDERUMQUE RATIONE OPUS DE INTEGRO INSTAURATUM. PARIS: JEAN ROIGNY, 1547
8vo (168 x 103mm.), woodcut initials, folding woodcut plate, contemporary half stamped pigskin over reused vellum manuscript (from a missal, France or Netherlands, 13th century, containing staved neumes), spine slightly chipped at head and foot
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Provenance

G. de Wind (i.e. Gerard de Wind, 1730-1800?), note on flyleaf dated 1755; Michel Chasles (1793-1880, professor of geometry at the Sorbonne), bookplate, his sale, Paris, Claudin, 1881, lot 2545 (with 7 other volumes); bought from Bruce McKittrick, Narberth, PA, 1998, Catalogue 35, item 14, $14,000

Literature

Tomash & Williams C53; BP16 112674; USTC 158728

Catalogue Note

First published in 1532, under the title De liquidorum leguminorumque mensuris (Paris, Estienne), this is the third edition, much expanded by the author, who explains the need to standardise weights and measures across France. Most of Céneau's works were polemical tracts against Protestantism.

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