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VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus (fl. ca. 84--14 B.C.)
[De architectura. 1825--30]
M. Vitruvii Pollionis architectura textu ex recensione codicum emendato cum exercitationibus notisque novissimus Joannis Poleni et commentariis variorum additis nunc primum studiis Simonis Stratico ...
Utini apud frates Mattiuzzi in officina Peciliana, 1825--30.
8 vols ; 31.0 cm. (4º)
I, pt.1: XXX, 311, [3] p., [18] pl.
I, pt.2: [2], 20, 23--101, [3], 222 p., IX [i.e.10], [2] pl., [1] fold. letterpress table
II, pt.1: [4], 251, [1] p., X--XXXV.B [i.e. 28], [14] pl.
II, pt.2: [4], 184 p., XXXVI--LVI [i.e. 27] pl., [1] fold. leaf
III, pt.1: [8], 283, [1] p., XV pl.
III, pt.2: [4],286 p., VI [i.e. 7] pl.
IV, pt.1: [4], 235, [3] p., VII--XXV [i.e. 19] pl.
IV, pt.2: [4], 159, [3], 144 p., II pl.

"This was, in its day, the acme of all learned editions of Vitruvius."-- BAL 3505. Conte Stratico (1733--1825) additionally reprints Poleni's three Exercitationes Vitruvianae, Padua 1739-41 (q.v.) in their entirety, adding a fourth compiled from his unpublished notes; the bulk of the commentaries compiled by Johannes de Laet in the 1649 Amsterdam edition (q.v.), culled from Philandrier, Buteo, Alberti, Pomponio Gaurico, Jakob Ziegler and others, together with his own extensive lucubrations and a massive commentary compiled from both published and unpublished sources in seven further 'Exercitationes'. BAL, Early printed books, no. 3505.

Binding C19th calf, thick-thin gilt-rule borders and spine, blind roll-tooled and thick-thin gilt-ruled turn-ins, spine direct-lettered in gilt, gilt edges.

Reference Number 3525


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