Writings on architecture civil and military c. 1460 to 1640. A checklist of printed editions.
‘t Goy-Houten, Hes & de Graaf 2000.
8vo. 122pp. Publisher’s printed wrappers. Brian Housden’s copy.
Seeking to remedy the absence of any acceptable list of older architectural literature John Bury and Paul Breman produced this excellent checklist, providing the reader with some 280 author entries, incorporating details of some 1800 editions, old and new, of 365 architectural titles of the period. It remains a check list only, so users will have to go elsewhere for collations and other bibliographical information, but the inclusion by the authors of modern facsimile reprints, modern critical editions and some related monographs, makes it of real assistance not merely to rare book librarians and to antiquarian booksellers but to any one seriously interested in the history of architecture.