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    Sale 2059

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    5 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 31

    SCAMOZZI, Vincenzo (1552-1616). Dell'idea della Architettura universale. Piazzola: Nel luogo delle Vergini, 1687.

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    SCAMOZZI, Vincenzo (1552-1616). Dell'idea della Architettura universale. Piazzola: Nel luogo delle Vergini, 1687.

    5 parts in 2 volumes, 2o (315 x 215 mm). With blank H1 in vol.I. 86 engraved illustrations, 78 full-page, 8 double-page. (Small hole in F3 in vol. I with loss of a few characters, a few leaves just shaved into headlines.) Contemporary vellum, spines gilt.

    A FINE UNSOPHISTICATED COPY of a work first published in Venice in 1615. One of the most comprehensive treatises on architecture, which had a wide influence in Italy and northern Europe. See Brunet V:180; Fowler 292. (2)


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