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PALLADIO, Andrea (1508--1580)
[Quattro libri dell'architettura. English. 1721]
The architecture of A. Palladio; in four books. Containing a short treatise of the five orders and the most necessary observations concerning all sorts of building; as also the different construction of private and publick houses, high-ways, bridges, market-places, xystes, and temples, with their plans, sections, and uprights. Revis'd, design'd, and publish'd by Giacomo Leoni, a Venetian; ... Translated from the Italian original. In two volumes. The second edition.
London: printed by John Darby for the author, and all the plates by John Vantack, 1721.
2 vols ; 45.5 cm. (2º)
I: [12], 93, [1] p., engr. frontis., engr. port., XLIII [i.e. 31], LXI pl. : [12] engr. illus. (numbered as before)
II: [2], 90, [4] p., XXII [i.e. 20], CIV [i.e. 91] pl. (numbered as before)

First published by subscription in five parts in 1715--[1720] with the text in English, French, and Italian (q.v.). By 1720 the print run of the first two parts was exhausted, and Giacomo Leoni published a new edition of Nicholas Dubois's English translation only, with the plates unchanged. The French text was reprinted separately in the Hague with the same plates in 1726, and a third edition of the English text in London in 1742. The first volume contains books I--II, the second books III--IV. ESTC t22366; Fowler 224; Harris and Savage 684; BAL, Early printed books, no. 2392; 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. 116.

Copy Notes Two volumes bound in one. Purchased at Christie's sale, 23 March, 1813 (q.v.), lot 110, for £1 8s. 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 'Leeke's Vignola' (q.v.).

Binding C18th reversed calf, blind-tooled panels, blind double-ruled spine, red morocco label.

Reference Number 2944


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