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112
Serlio, Sebastiano
IL TERZO LIBRO... NEL QUAL SI FIGURANO, E DESCRIVANO LE ANTIQUITA DI ROMA, E LE ALTRE CHE SONO IN ITALIA, E FUORI D'ITALIA. (VENICE: FRANCESCO MARCOLINI, MARCH 1540), TITLE WITHIN A CARTOUCHE AT THE HEAD OF A WOODCUT ILLUSTRATION, NUMEROUS WOODCUT ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT, O1 SHAVED AT FOREDGE
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112
Serlio, Sebastiano
IL TERZO LIBRO... NEL QUAL SI FIGURANO, E DESCRIVANO LE ANTIQUITA DI ROMA, E LE ALTRE CHE SONO IN ITALIA, E FUORI D'ITALIA. (VENICE: FRANCESCO MARCOLINI, MARCH 1540), TITLE WITHIN A CARTOUCHE AT THE HEAD OF A WOODCUT ILLUSTRATION, NUMEROUS WOODCUT ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT, O1 SHAVED AT FOREDGE
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3,0004,000
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Serlio, Sebastiano
IL TERZO LIBRO... NEL QUAL SI FIGURANO, E DESCRIVANO LE ANTIQUITA DI ROMA, E LE ALTRE CHE SONO IN ITALIA, E FUORI D'ITALIA. (VENICE: FRANCESCO MARCOLINI, MARCH 1540), TITLE WITHIN A CARTOUCHE AT THE HEAD OF A WOODCUT ILLUSTRATION, NUMEROUS WOODCUT ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT, O1 SHAVED AT FOREDGE
Serlio, S. [Book four] Regole generali... sopra le cinque maniere de gli edifici. Venice: Francesco Marcolini, (February) 1540, title within architectural woodcut border, numerous woodcut illustrations throughout, final leaf cut without loss but affecting text

2 works in one volume, folio (338 x 242mm.), contemporary limp vellum, a few deckle edges, light soiling or staining, upper hinge splitting, binding slightly soiled, lacking alum-tawed ties
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Literature

Casali, Marcolini 52; Censimento 16 CNCE 49984 & 28611; Fowler 308 & 314; Mortimer 472 (terzo libro); cf. BAL RIBA 2966, editions 3 and 11 from the list of Serlio's publications, suggesting that they were issued together

Catalogue Note

First edition of Serlio's third book, describing Roman antiquities. "Serlio was the first to publish a book on architecture in which the illustrations assumed primary importance" (Mortimer), paving the way for later architectural writers such as Palladio. Serlio dedicated the book to François I of France, who appointed him royal architect the following year.

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