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THURAH, Lauritz de (1706--1759)
Den Danske Vitruvius indeholder grundtegninger, opstalter, og giennemsnitter af de merkværdigste bygninger i kongeriget Dannemark, ... = Le Vitruve Danois contient les plans, les elevations et les profils des principaux batimens du roiaume de Dannemarc, aussi bien que des provinces Allemandes, dependantes du Roi, avec une courte description de chaque batiment en particulier. ... = Der Dänische Vitruvius ...
Kiøbenhavn trykt udi Ernst Henrich Berlings bogtrykkerie, 1746--49.
2 vols ; 46.9 cm. (2°)
I: [10], 96 p., engr. frontis., CXX pl. (3 fold.) : wdcut illus.
II: [2], 167, [1] p., 161 pl. (3 fold.) : engr. illus.

Parallel titles and text in Danish, French and German. The preface is signed 'Lauritz de Thurah'. The author was the leading Danish architect and architectural writer of his generation and a leading proponent of Baroque architecture; as the title of this work makes clear, he drew inspiration from the Vitruvius Britannicus (q.v.). BAL, Early printed books, no. 3317.

Copy Notes Volume I inscribed in pencil on front free-endpaper 2 vol 6.6.0. Purchased for £3 13s. 6d. per J. Williams at the sale of the library of John Nash, 15--20 July 1835, (q.v.), 4th day, lot 929. (Spiers Box, Purchases through personal friends; Curatorial Papers: Bailey, outsize box 16).

Binding C18th red morocco, gilt triple-rule borders and floral corner-pieces, upper and lower covers with gilt-tooled arms of Henry Fiennes Clinton, 2nd Duke of Newcastle (1720--1794) (stamp 4), the corners with gilt-tooled tulips, gilt-tooled spines with Evans' lot number inscribed in ink on a small paper label at the foot of volume I.

Reference Number 3451


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