3 December 2007
VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus. I dieci libri dell'architettura. Translated by Daniele Barbaro. Venice: Francesco de Franceschi, 1584.
4o (241 x 180 mm). Woodcut title border, 2 folding woodcut plates (singletons S1 and V1), numerous woodcuts in text. (Title lightly soiled, old marginal repair to *4, a few scattered spots, but generally crisp.) 18th-century Italian sheep (spine worn and split along joints, rubbed). Provenance: "C.W.G.V.N." (armorial bookplate, ink signature on title).
Third edition in Italian. "A reprint of the edition of Venice, 1567, with reworked plates. The woodcut border of the title page is the same as that used in the Venice quarto edition of Alberti" (Fowler 413). Adams V-918; Cicognara 720; Riccardi I:615; Brunet V:1330.
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