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VIGNOLA, Giacomo Barozzi da (1507--1573)
[Regola delli cinque ordini d'architettura. English. 1699]
The regular architect: or the general rule of the five orders of architecture of M. Giacomo Barozzio Da Vignola. With a new addition of Michael Angelo Buonaroti. Rendred into English from the original Italian, and explained by John Leeke, student in the mathematicks, for the use and benefit of free masons, carpenters, joyners, carvers, painters, bricklayers, plaisterers: in general, for all ingenious persons that are concerned in the famous art of building.
London: printed for John Marshall, at the Bible in Grace-Church-Street, where is also sold the Art of Defence; in which the several sorts of guards, passes, enclosures, and disarms, &c. are represented by proper figures, with their respective explications, the truest original and best book of fencing extant, [1699?].
[4] p., 40 [i.e. 36] pl. ; 37.7 cm. (2°).

First edition with these plates published in 1669. This undated edition was entered in the Term Catalogue (vol. III, p. 163) November 1699, and all copies recorded omit plates 2, 13, 25 and 29. Plate 35 misnumbered 14. See BAL, Early printed books, no. 3466; Fowler Cat., no. 368; Harris and Savage, no. 890. ESTC r170448 records five copies of an edition dated [1700?] which appears to be the same edition.

Copy Notes Purchased at Christie's sale 23 March, 1813 for £1 8s. in lot 110, with copies of 'Serly's Architecture' (q.v.), 'Pricke's Vitruvius' i.e. Mauclerc's New treatise of architecture, according to Vitruvius (q.v.), and 'Leoni's Palladio, 2 v. in 1' (q.v.). C18th pencil drawings: on the front free-endpaper a standing male figure and coat of arms with the initials T K, a chevron and three pairs of dividers; on the rear paste-down endpaper a triton and coat of arms with a chevron and three pairs of dividers.

Binding Contemporary Cambridge-style blind-panelled sheep, sponged central panels.

Reference Number 3512


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