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L'ORME, Philibert de (ca. 1510--1570)
L'architecture de Philibert de L'Orme ... Oevvre entiere contenant onze livres, augmentée de deux, & autres figures non encores veuës, ... avec vne belle invention povr bien bastir, ...
A Paris chez Regnauld Chaudiere, 1626.
[243] leaves (1--248, i.e. 238: 2 leaves numbered 112, 117; 248 omitted, 2 double and 2 single leaves between 259 and 260, 2 double leaves each counted as 1 leaf): wdcut illus. ; 35.2 cm. (2°)

This is the second edition of de L'Orme's important architectural treatise first issued in 1567. Further issues of the first edition appeared in 1568, 1576 (q.v.) and 1603. For the second edition the text was reset and modified and a shorter edition of de L'Orme's first publication, Nouvelles inventions pour bien bastir (first ed.: Paris 1561) included as books X and XI. The pagination is irregular. Millard I, 106. See also notes to BAL, Early printed books, no. 1955.

Copy Notes Marginal notes in ink, in a C17th (?) French hand, in book V on the orders. Inscribed in ink on verso of front free-endpaper 1-1-0, and in a fainter hand m/n.

Binding C18th calf, gilt roll-tool borders with corner ornaments, gilt-tooled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 2062


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