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    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 366

    VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus. Les dix livres d'architecture de Vitruve. Edited and translated by Claude Perrault. Paris: Jean Baptiste Coignard, 1673.

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    VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus. Les dix livres d'architecture de Vitruve. Edited and translated by Claude Perrault. Paris: Jean Baptiste Coignard, 1673.

    2o (423 x 290 mm). Engraved title-page and headpieces by S. le Clerc, 65 engraved plates, and numerous charts and diagrams in text. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt (front joint starting, some chipping to spine ends, corners bumped). Provenance: George Aitchison (bookplate, manuscript notation on front pastedown).

    First edition of the translation and commentary by Claude Perrault and considered one of the scholarly editions of Vitruvius. Brunet V:1329; Cicognara 727; Fowler 418.


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