London, South Kensington
23 March 2005
PALLADIO, Andrea (1518-1580). The First Book of Architecture... translated by... Godfrey Richards, London: Printed by J. M., 1663. 4° (174 x 128mm). Engraved frontispiece by John Chantry, 63 plates and 3 folding plates, woodcut diagrams in text (trimmed with some loss from title, date partially erased from title, a few pencil marks, occasional spotting and staining). 18th-century mottled calf, single gilt filet, gilt spine, red leather lettering label (rebacked preserving original spine, rubbed at extremities). Provenance: W[illia]m Shaw (owner's inscription on endpapers).
FIRST EDITION OF THIS, 'THE FIRST EDITION OF ANY TEXT DERIVING FROM PALLADIO TO BE PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH' (RIBA loc. cit). Harris 670; Fowler 219; RIBA 2401 (note).
SEE PLATE III.
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