887. [Architecture]

JOUSSE, Mathurin

Le theatre de l’art du carpentier, enrichi de diverses figures. Auec linterpretation dicelles [...].

La Flèche, G. Griveau, 1627

Sm. folio: [95] ff. (numbered [1-1 bl.-2]-4-176 [= 180]-[2] pp. (toned, tear in blank bottom margin H4 repaired, a few sm. tears in margins, on L1 touching ill.).

Limp overl. vellum, flat spine, remains of ties. Very good copy.

Rare original edition of Jousse’s manual on timber-frame construction (esp. churches and other larger buildings), with his brief treatise on the orders of columns based on Vignola’s work. Little is known of the author, who published a treatise on locks and metalwork at Griveau’s press in 1627, and a work on stereotomy in 1635. He may have been connected with the Jesuit college at La Flèche, possibly as its architect. Engraved title, 89 woodcut illustrations numbered I-CXXV, including 12 double-page in the first part, and 7 unnumbered woodcut illustrations including 2 full-page in the second part.
Ref. Rothschild I:268. - Not in Berlin Kat., Fowler (161: 1751 ed.).
Prov. "Missionis castrensis Brug[ensis]" (old ownership entries on title). - Libr. stamp.

€ 2.500 / 3.500

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