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2 June 2008
VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus (c.80-70 B.C.- c.15 B.C.). De architectura libri decem... nunc primum in Germania. Strassburg: H. Knobloch for Georg Messerschmidt, 1543. Small 4° (192 x 124mm). Woodcuts in text (title lightly soiled, light waterstain in most lower fore-corners). 17th-century calf (upper cover almost detached, woodcut arms on sides expunged). Provenance: Metropolitan Museum of Art, W. Gedney Beatty bequest (book-label and duplicate stamp)
FIRST GERMAN EDITION with the plates based on those in the Como, 1521 edition. Berlin Kat. 1806; Cicognara 707; Fowler 401.
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