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VITRUVIUS, Marcus Pollio (d. 15 BCE) – BARBARO, Daniele (1514–1570)
M. Vitrvvii Pollionis de Architectvra libri decem, cvm Commentariis Danielis Barbari, Electi Patriarchae Aqvileniensis: Mvltis Aedificiorvm, Horologiorvm, et Machinarvm Descriptionibvs & figuris, una cum indicibus copiosis, auctis & illustratis
Venice: Apud Franiscum Franciscium Senensem, & Ioan. Crugher Germanum (Francesco De Franceschi & Johann Criegher), 1567. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio (289 x 205mm). Pagination: [20], 375, [1] pages (lacks p. 10). Collation: a(6), b(4), A(5 of 6, lacking A5), B-Z(6), AA-GG(6), HH(8). Title and rear verso leaf with woodcut printer’s device of the virtue of Peace, inscribed Pax, holding olive branch within cartouche border with masks. Title verso with full-page woodcut of the muse of architecture, raising ruler in right hand. The Plantin woodcut device “Labore et Constantia” printed in red ink supplied and mounted on blank verso of b4. Woodcut illustrations throughout of diagrams and geometric graphs of architectural interest (cross-sections of classical buildings, molds, and friezes) and other mathematical lines and planes, also including illustrations for the Vitruvian man (p. 89), the Venetian lagoon (p. 204), laborers at a hydraulic mill (pp. 348-349), parts of an organ (p. 351), and a racing charioteer (p. 353), all after Andrea Palladio (1508–1580). Woodcut four-line chapter initials throughout. Dedicated to Cardinal Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle (1517–1586). Text in Roman, Italic and some Greek. Contemporary limp vellum with manuscript title to spine VITRUVIUS CUM COMMENT BARBARI; (lacking ties, top of spine chipped, book block partly loose in binding; some intermittent foxing and stains, wormhole through text block affecting some text; otherwise good). This copy with a curious addition of a 16th-century doodle of a hybrid bearded man with animal body and l … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sanctuary Books [US]

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