5 December 2008
VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus. Architecturacum exercitationibus notisque novissimis Joannis Poleni et commentaries variorum additis nunc primum studiis Simonis Stratico. Udine: Frates Mattiuzzi, 1825-1830.
4 volumes in 8 parts, 4o (319 x 228 mm). 141 folding plates, one vignette portrait. (Some minor spotting throughout.) Contemporary quarter roan marbled boards (some backstrips detached, extremities scuffed). Provenance: W. Gedney Beatty (1869-1941), American architect (gifted to): The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Department of Prints (bookplate recording the bequest, cancelled).
The edition described by Brunet as "the most complete, and one of the most beautiful." A complete and scholarly survey of the early commentators from Poleni to Count Stratico. Brunet V:1328. (8)
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