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PALLADIO, ANDREA |  I Quattro Libri Dell'Architettura. Venice: Dominico de' Franceschi, 1570 [i.e. Venice: 1768] 

Estimate:

2,000

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- 3,000 USD

PALLADIO, ANDREA |  I Quattro Libri Dell'Architettura. Venice: Dominico de' Franceschi, 1570 [i.e. Venice: 1768] 

PALLADIO, ANDREA |  I Quattro Libri Dell'Architettura. Venice: Dominico de' Franceschi, 1570 [i.e. Venice: 1768] 

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,875

USD

PALLADIO, ANDREA

 I Quattro Libri Dell'Architettura. Venice: Dominico de' Franceschi, 1570 [i.e. Venice: 1768] 


4 parts in 1, folio (338 x 248 mm), 4 engraved title-pages and numerous illustrations after the original 1570 woodcuts; a few scattered spots, very minor marginal worming to parts 3 & 4. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt in 6 compartments, edges stained red, marbled endpapers; rubbed, upper joints cracked but holding. 


A fine later copy of this important architectural treatise


Published by Joseph Smith, British Consul at Venice, this facsimile edition was intended not as a forgery but to meet the demand for a textbook occasioned by the eighteenth-century Palladian revival.


REFERENCE:

Fowler 232

Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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