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VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus (fl. ca. 84--14 B.C.)
[De architectura. Abridgements. English. 1692]
An abridgment of the architecture of Vitruvius. Containing a system of the whole works of that author. ... To which is added in this edition the etymology and derivation of the terms used in architecture. First done in French by Monsr. Perrault, ... and now Englished, with additions.
London: printed for Abel Swall and T. Child, 1692.
[12], 158, [34] p., engr. frontis., [1] fold. leaf : XI engr. illus. ; 13.8 cm. (8º)

This anonymous translation was made from the second edition of Claude Perrault's Abrégé (Amsterdam '1681' [actually 1691]). It includes a copy by Jan Kip of the reduced version in that edition of Sebastien Le Clerc's frontispiece for Perrault's original 1673 folio translation. Folding leaf bears illus. X and XI with letterpress explanations. See Harris and Savage 891; BAL, Early printed books, no. 3537; ESTC r19317.

Copy Notes With leaf L8 uncancelled. Severely cropped with some loss at edges, illus. VI--IX being particularly affected. Front free-endpaper inscribed in pencil 7.6.

Binding Later C19th half green roan, brown paper boards, gilt double-rule spine.

Reference Number 3524


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