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VIGNOLA, Giacomo Barozzio da (1507-1573)
Regola delli Cinqve Ordini dÂ’Architettvra. Di M. Iacomo Barozzio da Vignola: Libro primo, et originale
Rome: Giovanni Baptista de Rossi Milanese in piazza nauona, 1625. Hardcover. Very Good. Imprint: Si stampa in Roma da Gio(vanni) B(ap)t(is)ta de Rossi Milanese in piazza nauona, [c. 1625]. Folio (380 x 255mm). 51 leaves. Pagination: I-XXXVI (including plates III-XXXVI), +17 non. num. plates. Full-page engraved architectural title-leaf includes the arms of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, to whom the work is dedicated, and the half-length portrait of Vignola in aedicule facing to the viewer's right and holding a compass, flanked by muses of geometry and math. 36 full-page copper-plate engraved plates with captions, 2 folding, depicting portals, lintels, arcades, mantles, capitals, and other parts and orders of classical architecture, including the two folding plans for the palace of the Cardinal Farnese which Vignola had been redesigning since 1558. Plates II and III are full-page engraved letters to Cardinal Farnese and Pope Pius IV respectively, and are most interesting for their typographic layout. Vellum boards, spine titled REGOLA DEL ARCHITETT. DI I. BAROZZIO 1570, 1617 and library label obscuring the rest, in custom cloth slipcase; (lightly stained rear cover, some closely trimmed margins and offsetting but images intact and are highly fine impressions). Nineteenth-century rubber stamp of the Bibliotheca Heberiana to front flyleaf. Richard Heber (1774-1833) was a ripe scholar and bibliophile with a massive personal library, sold in 1834. Mid-century ownership inscription of Prof. James van der Pool of the Avery Architecture Library (Columbia) to front pastedown. Rare la … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A. [New York, NY, U.S.A.]

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