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    Sale 5309

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    2 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 149

    VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus (c.80-70 B.C.- c.15 B.C.). L'architettura di Marco Vitruvio Pollione colla traduzione Italiana e commento del Marchese Berardo Galiani. Naples: Stamperia Simoniana, 1758. 2° (400 x 265 mm). Parallel text in Italian and Latin. Engraved frontispiece and headpiece, title vignette, 25 fold-out plates by Francesco Cepparuli after designs by Berardo, woodcut tailpieces, initials, and diagrams (most lower fore-corners lightly dampstained). Contemporary Dutch vellum (somewhat worn). Provenance: Metropolitan Museum of Art, W. Gedney Beatty bequest (book-label and duplicate stamp).

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    VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus (c.80-70 B.C.- c.15 B.C.). L'architettura di Marco Vitruvio Pollione colla traduzione Italiana e commento del Marchese Berardo Galiani. Naples: Stamperia Simoniana, 1758. 2° (400 x 265 mm). Parallel text in Italian and Latin. Engraved frontispiece and headpiece, title vignette, 25 fold-out plates by Francesco Cepparuli after designs by Berardo, woodcut tailpieces, initials, and diagrams (most lower fore-corners lightly dampstained). Contemporary Dutch vellum (somewhat worn). Provenance: Metropolitan Museum of Art, W. Gedney Beatty bequest (book-label and duplicate stamp).

    First edition of Galiani's translation and commentary. Berlin Kat. 1820; Cicognara 733; Fowler 424.


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