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VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus (fl. ca. 84--14 B.C.)
[De architectura. Abridgements. French. 1674]
Abregé des dix livres d'architecture de Vitruve.
A Paris chez Jean Baptiste Coignard, avec privilege du Roy, 1674.
[12], 224, [52] p. : XI engr. illus. ; 15.1 cm. (12º)

This abridgement is by Claude Perrault (1613--1688) and is based on his complete translation first published in 1673 (second edition 1684, q.v.). He is named however only in the privilege on the final page. In this copy as in the Library of Congress one, the conjugate fol. X2-3 are mounted on a stub. Perrault's translation included a commentary that raised considerable controversy, which spilled over into the lengthy preface to his Ordonnance des cinq espèces de colonnes, Paris 1683 (q.v.). List of 'Fautes à corriger' at foot of privilege page. BAL, Early printed books, no. 3539.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front paste-down J Soane.

Binding C17th mottled calf, gilt-tooled spine.

Reference Number 3526


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