[16th century book]. STRADA (Jacopo). Epitome du Thrésor des antiquitez, c'est à dire pourtraits des vrayes médailles des empp. tant d'Orient que d'Occident translated by Jean Louveau d'Orléans. In Lyon, by J. de Strada and Th. Guérin, 1553. In-4,  f., 394 p.,  f., [sign. aa-cc 4, a-z 4, A-Z 4, Aa-Gg 4], pastiche ivory vellum, smooth spine, title in faded ink, marbled edges [Lafon] (title a little faded, clear wetness extended at the beginning of the flight then fading, pen tests at the v° of Dd4 and at the last f., without gravity).
First edition in French, published a few months after the original Latin. The illustration consists of nearly 500 vignettes showing portraits after medals, woodcut by Bernard Salomon, a large mark of the bookseller with the title, the coat of arms of the dedicatee, Jean Jacques Fugger, on a full page, 3 large initials, all engraved on wood.
(USTC, 18010; Baudrier X, 366; French V. Books, 48543).
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