9 June 2004
BERTOTTI-SCAMOZZI, Ottavio (1719-1790). Il Forestiere Istrutto nelle cose piu' rare di architettura, e di alcune pitture della citta' di Vicenza. Vicenza: Antonio Turra, 1780.
8o (189 x 132 mm). 36 engraved folding plates by Cristoforo Dall'Acqua (plate 29 with short tear, plates 9 and 10 bound upside down). Contemporary half calf and marbled boards (upper joint cracked, chipping to spine ends).
Second edition. This guide to Vicenza, is almost entirely devoted to the buildings of Palladio and Scamozzi. The folding plates show elevations of Palladian buildings - and there are two plates of the interior of the Teatro Olimpico. "The illustrations are from the same plates as those in the quarto edition of 1761. The text has been rewritten anonymously and the dialogue form of the first edition has been abandoned." Berlin Kat. 2709; Fowler 44;
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