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(Vignola) Leveil, J.-A.

Traité élémentaire pratique d’architecture ou études des cinq ordres d’après Jacques Barozzio de Vignole. Ouvrage divisé en soixante-douze planches comprenant chaque ordre complet… gravé sur acier par Hibon.

Paris, Garnier Frères nd (1880s ?).

Reference: 8103
Price: £80 [convert currency]

Full Description

Folio. (4)pp, lxxii engraved plates. Recent cloth, with centre panels of original decorative front and back wrappers mounted on covers. Roderick Gradidge’s copy (bookplate).

A later nineteenth century reissue of a French-language version by the Parisian architect J.-A.Leveil of Vignola’s Regola delli cinque ordini, with plates engraved by Auguste Hibon. The earliest printing of Leveil’s edition seems to date from the 1850s, but the typography of the title page and the character of the paper stock of the present copy suggests a date in the 1880s.