• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5309

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    2 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 143

    VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus (c.80-70 B.C.- c.15 B.C.). De architectura libri decem ... accesserunt Gulielmi Philandri ... annotationes. Lyon: Jean de Tournes, 1552. 4° (236 x 150mm). Woodcut vignette portrait and woodcuts in the text by Bernard Salomon, folding letterpress and woodcut table, numerous fine woodcut initials (trifling worming in the blank fore-margins at the beginning, occasional light discolouration). 18th-century sprinkled calf, gilt spine (rubbed, upper cover detached). Provenance: John, Baron Cartaret de Hawnes (circular armorial bookplate) -- Metropolitan Museum of Art, W. Gedney Beatty bequest (book-label and duplicate stamp).

    Price Realised  

    VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus (c.80-70 B.C.- c.15 B.C.). De architectura libri decem ... accesserunt Gulielmi Philandri ... annotationes. Lyon: Jean de Tournes, 1552. 4° (236 x 150mm). Woodcut vignette portrait and woodcuts in the text by Bernard Salomon, folding letterpress and woodcut table, numerous fine woodcut initials (trifling worming in the blank fore-margins at the beginning, occasional light discolouration). 18th-century sprinkled calf, gilt spine (rubbed, upper cover detached). Provenance: John, Baron Cartaret de Hawnes (circular armorial bookplate) -- Metropolitan Museum of Art, W. Gedney Beatty bequest (book-label and duplicate stamp).

    FIRST DE TOURNES EDITION - another appeared in 1586 - and the first edition of Vitruvius, with Philander's annotations, to be printed in France. Berlin Kat. 1813; Cartier 237; Cicognara 712; Fowler 406.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.