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Serlio, Sebastiano
ARCHITETTURA... IN SEI LIBRI DIVISA [EDITED BY SALUSTIO PIOBBICI]. VENICE: COMBI & LE NOU (GIOVANNI GIACOMO HERTZ), 1663
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Serlio, Sebastiano
ARCHITETTURA... IN SEI LIBRI DIVISA [EDITED BY SALUSTIO PIOBBICI]. VENICE: COMBI & LE NOU (GIOVANNI GIACOMO HERTZ), 1663
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 GBP
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Serlio, Sebastiano
ARCHITETTURA... IN SEI LIBRI DIVISA [EDITED BY SALUSTIO PIOBBICI]. VENICE: COMBI & LE NOU (GIOVANNI GIACOMO HERTZ), 1663
folio (c. 410 x 270mm.), parallel text in Latin and Italian, title-page within woodcut border, woodcut portrait of Serlio on verso of title-page and elsewhere, woodcut headpieces and initials, woodcut diagrams and illustrations, title-pages to books 3-6 within a woodcut border, replacement woodcuts printed on slips inserted before p.245 and p.333, engraved full-page illustrations in book 6, engraved printer's device above colophon, later half vellum over patterned paper boards, COMPLETELY UNCUT, Tt4 with small tear in gutter, some gatherings strengthened around folds, a few small marginal paper repairs, staining at foot towards end
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Literature

BAL RIBA 2975

Catalogue Note

This edition uses the woodblocks and etched plates from the sixteenth-century editions of Serlio, and indeed the portrait is now thought to be of Francesco Marcolini, the publisher of the early editions, rather than Serlio himself. The final engraving illustrates the Quadrato geometrico of the Vicenza mathematician Silvio Belli, a friend of Palladio.

This edition uses a number of woodcut printer's devices as decorative features in the text.

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