9 June 2004
SCAMOZZI, Vincenzo (1552-1616). Dell'Archtettura universale. Venice: [Giorgio Valentino] for the author, 1615.
2 parts in one volume, 2o (338 x 228 mm). 2 engraved titles incorporating a portrait of the author, each book with printed title, 42 full-page woodcut illustrations, 3 double-page, and 44 full-page engraved illustrations, 5 double-page, ornamental initials and headpieces (some dampstaining at beginning and end, last leaf with marginal repair). Contemporary vellum; morocco folding case.
FIRST EDITION of one of the most comprehensive treatises on architecture, which had a wide influence in Italy and northern Europe. Berlin Kat. 2605; Brunet V:180 ("Edition rare"); Cicognara 651; Fowler 292.
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