168
168
Vitruvius, Cleonides, Frontinus, Poliziano
CLEONIDES, HARMONICUM INTRODUCTORIUM [TRANSLATED BY GEORGIUS VALLA]; VITRUVIUS, DE ARCHITECTURA; ANGELUS POLITIANUS, PANEPISTEMON; LAMIA (PRAELECTIO IN PRIORA ARISTOTELIS ANALYTICA); FRONTINUS, DE AQUAEDUCTIBUS. VENICE: SIMON BEVILACQUA, 3 AUGUST 1497
Estimate
20,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
168
Vitruvius, Cleonides, Frontinus, Poliziano
CLEONIDES, HARMONICUM INTRODUCTORIUM [TRANSLATED BY GEORGIUS VALLA]; VITRUVIUS, DE ARCHITECTURA; ANGELUS POLITIANUS, PANEPISTEMON; LAMIA (PRAELECTIO IN PRIORA ARISTOTELIS ANALYTICA); FRONTINUS, DE AQUAEDUCTIBUS. VENICE: SIMON BEVILACQUA, 3 AUGUST 1497
Estimate
20,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books

|
London

Vitruvius, Cleonides, Frontinus, Poliziano
CLEONIDES, HARMONICUM INTRODUCTORIUM [TRANSLATED BY GEORGIUS VALLA]; VITRUVIUS, DE ARCHITECTURA; ANGELUS POLITIANUS, PANEPISTEMON; LAMIA (PRAELECTIO IN PRIORA ARISTOTELIS ANALYTICA); FRONTINUS, DE AQUAEDUCTIBUS. VENICE: SIMON BEVILACQUA, 3 AUGUST 1497
Chancery folio (303 x 200mm.), 94 leaves, [1-4]8; *2; A-I6 K-L4; a-b6; aa6 bb4, 44 lines plus headline, roman type, woodcut initials, woodcut diagrams, old vellum, early annotations at start of Vitruvius, washed (affecting most annotations), first leaf soiled
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Literature

Goff C742; HC 5451; BMC v 522; Bod-inc C-378; BSB-Ink C-461; GW 7123; Fowler 392; Sander 2017

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION OF CLEONIDES AND THE THIRD EDITION OF VITRUVIUS, based on the second edition printed in Venice and Florence in 1495-96, which also included Frontinus's treatise on aqueducts and Poliziano's two tracts on teaching philosophy. However, for this third edition a few lacunae were filled and some Greek characters included, though retaining the blank sections in book VIII for the Greek epigrams to be written in by hand. Cleonides' work on music theory had relevance for Vitruvius's book V, on acoustics in buildings and theatres.

All three incunable editions of Vitruvius are rare on the market. This copy shows close study of the first few books of Vitruvius, including a drawing of the cross section of a column.

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books

|
London