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Vignola, Giacomo Barozzi da

Regola delli cinque ordini d’architettura … con aggiunta di alcune porte … e con una brevissima pratica intorno a’ frontespizi, agl’ edifici, porte, finestre, cortili, scale, cammini … con una nuova tavola geometrica .. e finalmente aggiuntavi una pratica intorno alla riparazione de’ fiumi.

Roma, 1763 (”e si vendono in Napoli da Saverio Rossi attaccato al Campanile di S.Chiara”).

Reference: 11497
Price: £620 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 76 + xvi pp (including text engravings numbered I-XXXV, 46-50), also 9 engraved plates additional to pagination (numbered XXXVI -XLIII, the remaining plate being double-page and unnumbered). Contemporary vellum, slightly worn and soiled. Frontispiece and title leaf a little spotted, occasional spotting or soiling elsewhere and a small stain at top outer blank corner of last few plates (but a respectable copy nonetheless).

An eighteenth century reworking of Vignola’s engraved treatise on the five orders of architecture, the illustrations essentially copied from those in seventeenth century octavo editions of Vignola issued by the De’Rossi firm in Rome, while the text incorporates brief remarks on facades, doors, windows and so on, aphorisms on watercourses, and five additional illustrations, all borrowed from the 1718 edition by Filippo Vasconi of Giovanni Branca’s Manuale d’Architettura. The British Architectural Library copy contains an additional plate numbered XLIV, not present in our copy. BAL Cat 3458 (a lengthy and helpful description).