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VIGNOLA, Giacomo Barozzi da (1507--1573)
[Regola delli cinque ordini d'architettura. English. 1655]
Vignola: or the compleat architect. Shewing in a plain and easie way the rules of the five orders in architecture. ... Set forth by Mr. James Barozzio of Vignola. Translated into English, by Joseph Moxon.
London: printed by J. Moxon, and sold at his shop, 1655.
[7], 16--80 p., add. engr. t.- pl., XXXIII--LV (i.e. 23) pl. : XXXII full p. engr. illus. ; 15.7 cm. (8°)

First edition; later editions 1665, 1673, 1692, 1694. A concise illustrated tract on the five orders, Vignola's Regole delli cinque ordini (first published Rome [1562]) was the most influential book on classical architecture until the advent of Modernism, and Soane owned six other editions of the work. Moxon's Vignola is the first English edition, almost certainly translated from one of the Dutch editions of the text rather than the original Italian. The illustrations are numbered I--LV; numbers XXXIII--LV are printed on rectos only with no text. The added engraved title-plate is signed: Joseph Moxon sculp. ESTC r19504; Harris and Savage 882; BAL Early printed books, no. 3463.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Bought from Edward Lumley for 3s. on 27 May 1829. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.6.26). Inscribed in ink on verso of title-plate Lumley / 0:3:0 / 1829.
Copy 2: 16.2 cm. Imperfect; wanting engraved title-plate and plate LV. Plates LIII and LIIII misbound after XLIIII. Captions inscribed in ink in 17th-century hand on plates XXXVIII, XXXIX, XL, XLI.

Binding Copy 1: C17th blind-panelled sheep.
Copy 2: C19th half calf, gilt-ruled spine, marbled-paper boards.

Reference Number 3510


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