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    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 348

    VITRUVIUS Pollio, Marcus. De Architectura libri decem ... additis, I. Frontini de aqueductibus. Edited by Giovanni Giocondo. Florence: heirs of Filippo Giunta, November 1522.

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    VITRUVIUS Pollio, Marcus. De Architectura libri decem ... additis, I. Frontini de aqueductibus. Edited by Giovanni Giocondo. Florence: heirs of Filippo Giunta, November 1522.

    2 parts in one volume, 8o (159 x 98 mm). Woodcut printer's device on title and verso of last leaf, 140 woodcut illustrations. (A few blank corners repaired, some leaves with some browning and staining.) 18th-century vellum, manuscript title on spine (slightly soiled). Provenance: Eliot Hodgrin (bookplate).

    A new typesetting, in italic, of the 1513 Giunta edition, edited by the Dominican friar Giovanni Giocondo of Verona (1435-1515), an important figure among early Renaissance antiquaries. Vitruvius's work is followed by Julius Frontinus' De aquaeductibus urbis Romae, "ouvrage d'une grande utilité pour la connaissance de l'architecture ancienne" (Hoefer XVIII, 913). Adams V-904; Berlin Kat. 1800; Camerini 172 (wrong collation); Cicognara 699: "Questa edizione non é dissimile da quella del 1513., se non in quanto che gli errori nella prima..., sono in questa corretti"; Fowler 396; Sander 7697.


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