3 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,250
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000
VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus. Architectura annotationes. Commentary by Gulielmus Philander (1505-65). Rome: Joannes Andrea Dossena, 1544.
8o (155 x 103 mm). Woodcuts in text. (2A8 with internal tear crossing page.) Contemporary blindstamped pigskin over paste boards. Provenance: Gottfried Albini (early ink signature on title); Joh. Homaginis (early name on title); Ranutii-Aloysii Scarpacci (early ownership inscription on front free endpaper).
FIRST EDITION, of Philander's annotations of Vitruvius. The French architect Philander, states in this work (p.81) that he studied under Sebastiano Serlio. VERY RARE according to American Book Prices Current, no copy has sold at auction in the past 25 years. Adams P-989; Cicognara 708; Fowler 402.
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