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BASSI, Martino (1542--1591)
Dispareri in materia d'architettvra, et perspettiva. Con pareri di eccellenti, et famosi architetti, che li risoluono. Di Martino Bassi Milanese.
In Bressa per Francesco, & Pie. Maria Marchetti fratelli, 1572.
53, [1] p., XII pl. ; 19.2 cm. (sm. 4º)

Consists of correspondence in Italian and Latin between Bassi and Palladio, Vignola, Vasari, G.-B. Bertano and an unidentified 'Alfonso N.' on Bassi's controversy with Pellegrino Tibaldi about the plans for the Duomo in Milan, dated between 1 April and 20 September 1570.The first word of the title is set within a factotum woodcut head-piece. Woodcut printer's device on title-page and p. [54] imitating the Aldine dolphin and anchor. BAL, Early printed books, no. 219.

Copy Notes Purchased from Priestley and Weale's Catalogue of books on architecture, 1831 (q.v.), item 38 '2s.6d'. Earlier library shelf-mark Aa.2.12. inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper.

Binding C18th calf, blind-tooled inner borders, gilt double-ruled out borders, gilt-tooled spine with sunflower ornaments, black morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 3983


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