9 June 2004
PALLADIO, Andrea. The Four Books of Architecture. London: Isaac Ware, 1738.
4 parts in one volume, 2o (447 x 290 mm). 4 engraved sectional titles, 213 numbered engraved plates, 7 in the letterpress, engraved head- and tail-pieces after William Kent (plates 13 in part 3 and 4 in part 4 torn, some plates bound upside down in part 4, engraved title for part 2 bound in after title for part 4, a very few text leaves with marginal tears). Original sheep-backed marbled boards, uncut (hinges cracked). Provenance: Earl Fitzwilliam (bookplate); Milton, Peterborough (bookplate).
FIRST AND ONLY EDITION of Isaac Ware's translation made from the original Italian edition from 1570. The title borders and plates are reverse productions on copper of the original woodcuts of 1570. The unsigned plates are by Ware. Fowler 229.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The Métiers d’Art collection is witty, eclectic and Chanel to the core. Illustrated with bags offered in Handbags and Accessories on 12 December in London
As a highly prized classic of American design comes up at auction on 13 December, specialist Beth Vilnsky advises on what to consider when buying a Tiffany lamp