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2 June 2008
VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus (c.80-70 B.C.- c.15 B.C.). Vitruvius Teutsch, translated by Walther Hermann Ryff (c.1500-1548). Nuremberg: Johann Petreius, 1548. 2° (308 x 199 mm). Title printed in red and black, numerous woodcut illustrations and initials (lacks ss2). 19th-century half vellum (lacks spine, some rubbing). Provenance: Hans vom Saher, 1614 (signature on title and a few ink marginalia); C.R. (ink signature, last name erased); Eugenie Heider (signature on front free endpaper). Metropolitan Museum of Art, W. Gedney Beatty bequest (book-label and duplicate stamp).
FIRST EDITION IN GERMAN. The woodcut illustrations are attributed to Peter Flöter, Virgil Solis, Georg Pencz, Hans Brosamer and Erhard Schön, with initials by Hans Springinklee. They are based on the 1521 Como edition. Adams V913; Berlin Kat. 1810; Fowler 404.
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