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VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus (fl. ca. 84--14 B.C.)
[De architectura. 1649]
M. Vitruvii Pollionis De architectura libri decem. Cum notis, castigationibus & observationibus Gvilielmi Philandri integris; Danielis Barbari excerptis, & Clavdii Salmasii passim insertis. Præmittuntur Elementa architectvræ collecta ab ... Henrico Wottono ... Cum variis indicibvs copiosissimis. Omnia in unum collecta, digesta & illustrata a Ioanne de Laet ...
Amstelodami apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1649.
[8], 30, [2], 252, [2], 253--272, [28], 164, 69, [3] p., add. engr. t.-pl. : wdct illus. ; 31.0 cm. (2°)

Imprint from engraved title. Reprints Philandrier's edition of the text (Lyons, 1552) with an abridgement of his Annotationes; extracts from the commentaries by Barbaro and de Saumaise; Wotton's Elements of architecture (1624) in a Latin translation; Baldi's Lexicon Vitruvianum and Scamilli impares Vitruviani (both 1612); Alberti's De pictura; excerpts from Gaurico's De sculptura (from Basle edition, 1540) and Louis de Montjosieu's Commentarius de sculptura and De pictura; Meibom's 'Notae in Vitruvium'; and Goldmann's Vitruvii voluta ionica ... restituta. BAL, Early printed books, no. 3500.

Copy Notes Erased ownership inscription in brown ink on engraved title dated 1804. Bought at Christie's on 17 February 1815, lot 88 (part, with Commentaires sur Vitruve, ... par W. Newton, London 1780, q.v.) for £1 19s. Although the fore-edges are not coloured, this book may have a Cassiano dal Pozzo provenance (personal communication from Ian Campbell, 2003).

Binding Contemporary C17th vellum, spine lettered in ink at head 'Vitruvius/ de/ Architectura//' and at foot 'Elzivir.'.

Reference Number 3529


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