5 December 2008
VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus. De Architectura. Annotated by Gulielmus Philander. Lyons: Jean de Tournes, 1586.
4o (238 x 164 mm). Woodcut title-page, vignette-portrait, one folding plate, illustrations in the text, head-pieces, and initials. (Some browning, spotting and a few marginal tears.) Contemporary vellum (a bit darkened). 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).
A reprint of the Lyon edition of 1552 with illustrations from the original plates. Cicognara 721; Fowler 414.
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