BASSI, Martino (1542-ca.1600). Dispareri in Materia d'Architectura et Perspettiva. Bressa: Francisco and Pio-Maria Marchetti, 1572.
4° (213 x 154mm). Title with woodcut headpiece and printers' device, woodcut initials, printers' device on last page, 12 engraved plates. (Lacks final blank, slightly soiled, some waterstains.) Later vellum (slightly soiled). Provenance: inscription at head of title 'From John Ruskin Esq.'; Charles John Shoppee (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of this interesting correspondence between various writers, including Vasari, Palladio, Vignola and others over Bassi's controversy with Pellegrino Tibaldi, then architect in charge of the Milan Cathedral. Fowler 40; Adams B-371; Berlin Kat. 2600; Cicognara 423.