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PALLADIO, Andrea (1508--1580)
[Quattro libri dell'architettura. Fascimile of 1570 edition. 1767?]
I qvattro libri dell'architettvra di Andrea Palladio. Ne' quali, dopò un breue trattato de' cinque ordini, & di quelli auertimenti, che sono piu necessarij nell fabricare; si tratta delle case private, delle vie, de i ponti, delle piazze, de i xisti, et de' tempij. Con privilegi.
In Venetia appresso Dominico de' Franceschi [i.e. Giambatista Pasquali for Consul Joseph Smith], 1570 [i.e. 1767?].
4 pts in 1 vol. : engr. illus. 34.2 cm. (2º)
I: [2], 63, [1] p., engr. t.-pl.
II: 76 p., engr. t.-pl.
III: [2], 42, [2] p., engr. t.-pl.
IV: 131, [1] p., engr. t.-pl.

A reprint of the first edition of 1570 with etched and engraved copperplate facsimiles of the original woodcut title-pages and illustrations. Published by Joseph Smith (1682--1770), British Consul at Venice at his Pasquali Press around 1767 and apparently distributed over the next few years. Page number on final recto [13] misaligned. For the background to the work and further bibliographical details see BAL, Early printed books, no. 2390; C.I.S.A. Andrea Palladio, La raccolta palladiana Guglielmo Cappelletti del Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio di Vicenza (Vicenza 2001), no. 70.

Copy Notes Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry's copy, inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper From the Bishop of Derry, to J. Soane, at Rome / Octr. 1778-- [the final 'e' of Soane's name added by him after 1783]. This was one of Soane's earliest bibliophile acquisitions from his early patron in Italy, setting him on his course as a collector. With marginal translations of a few words on pages 2 and 3 of book I, in Soane's early hand.

Binding C18th hairsheep, front and rear covers with gilt-tooled arms of Bishop of Derry and gilt-tooled palmette and anthemion borders, floral corner-pieces, gilt-tooled spine direct-lettered in gilt, Italian block-printed decorated endpapers, gilt edges.

Reference Number 2948


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