ALBERTI, Leon Battista (1404-72). The Architecture of Leon Battista Alberti in Ten Books. Of Painting in Three Books and of Staturary in One Book. Translated into Italian by Cosimo Bartoli and Now First into English... by James Leoni, London: T. Edlin, 1726. 3 volumes, 2° (433 x 274mm). Vols I and II with additional Italian title leaves, engraved frontispiece, 75 engraved plates in the Architettura, 4 double-page, and 27 plates in the Alcuni disegni, 20 double-page and folding, several by Picart, titles and text in Italian and English, list of subscribers (some light browning and spotting, rust-hole in d1 of volume I). Contemporary blindstamped panelled calf (rebacked, worn at extremities). Provenance: contemporary inscription on front paste-down of volume I 'These three Volumes Cost by Subscription £5:5S:0' -- Albert Borgard (early 19th-century signature at foot of titles) -- Lord Ashburnham (pencilled inscription on front endpaper in volume I 'Lord Ashburnham's Sale'. Archer 177.1; Harris 12; Fowler 11; RIBA 48. (3)
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