Folio, lxxvi (= 76) ff. (some dampstaining and soiling, inkstain on R2r, quire K loose)
Cont. limp vellum (stained, remains of vellum ties). Good copy.
Rare and important 2nd corr. ed. (1st Venice 1537) of the major Renaissance treatise on architecture by S. Serlio (1475-1554). This "Libro quarto" has text corrections and a new dedication, as well as illustrations printed from the original blocks: over 55 full-page and 30 half-page woodcuts, as well as numerous smaller ones. “Le livre IV, pierre angulaire de l'ensemble, détaille le système des cinq ordres, appliqué aux colonnes et entablements mais aussi aux portes, fenêtres et cheminées” (Vène). Title within architectural woodcut border. Colophon within woodcut scrollwork border with central publisher's mark. In italics. ref. Vène (Serlio) 4. - Fowler 314. - Edit16 28611. - Not in Adams, STC Italian (BL).
€ 1.500 / 2.000Live bidding