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Li Cinque Ordini Di Architetettura Et Agiuntade Lopere Del Ecc/mo (Etc.)
Venetia: Giacomo Franco, 1603. Venetia: Giacomo Franco, 1603 Con Un Raggionamento Alli Architeti (Sic!) Di Mo. Ottaviano Ridolfi Intorno Alla Perfectione Di Tutti Gli Cinque Ordini Di Detta Archtetura. An incomplete copy. Delicately engraved title. ( a portrait of the author, holding his compass, framed in an architectural border) [with a tear lower right hand corner]Loosely inserted dedication leaf ( from a slightly later copy; Roma, 1632) & 40 full pp. engraved plates. ( all versos blank) The 1pp. discorso by Ottaviano Ridolfi is missing. All plates present as called for in Fowler. This book is listed in Fowler as # 354. (Extensive description) The full vellum binding a bit worn, some stains and marginal tears and a general "unfreshness" to a number of the plates . Generous margins. An early copy of this classic cornerstone of Italian Architectural books
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