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DE ARCHITECTURA LIBRI DECEM AD CAESAREM AUGUSTUM. by  Marcus Pollio.   Edited by Guillaume Philander or Philandrier.: VITRUVIUS - Hardcover - 1552 - from Roger Middleton (SKU: 35500)


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by VITRUVIUS, Marcus Pollio. Edited by Guillaume Philander or Philandrier.:

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Lugduni, apud Joan. Tornaesium, 1552.. omnibus omnium editionibus longe emendatiores, collatis veteribus exemplis. Accesserunt, Gulielmi Philandri Castilionii, civis Romani annotationes castigatiores, & plus tertia parte locupletiores. Adiecta est Epitome in omnes Georgii Agricolae de mensuris & ponderibus libros, eodem autoter, cum Graeco pariter & Latino indice lucupletissimo. FIRST JEAN DE TOURNES EDITION OF VITRUVIUS 1552, Latin text. 4to, approximately 235 x 155 mm, 9¼ x 6¼ inches, printer's device of vipers on title page, a different De Tournes device on verso final page, 83 woodcut illustrations, 1 folding plate of an inscription, portrait of Philandrier the editor on final page of prelims, arabesque headpieces to the 10 books and historiated initials throughout, pages: [16], 447, [57]- including index, errata and Extrait du Privilege, last leaf with printer's device on verso, bound in modern full blind panelled calf, raised bands, blind rules and gilt lettered morocco label to spine, all edges red, new endpapers. Small repair to inner edge of title page plus 2 ink names, pages lightly age-browned, tiny chip to fore-edge of 1 prelim page, small closed tear to 1 margin, repaired neatly, some early mostly neat ink marginal notes, some small corrections to text and a little neat underlining, a couple of small ink stains and smudges, text still easily legible, very light foxing to a few margins. A good tight copy. This edition published in Lyon by Jean de Tournes was the second edited by Guillaume Philandrier, the first was published in Strasbourg in 1550 as a 16mo. As the secretary to the bishop of Rodez the French humanist Philandrier, friend of Raberlais, had spent 10 years in Italy in Venice and Rome, many of them studying Vitruvius and in 1544 he published his illustrated annotations separately in Rome. See: Laurence Hall Fowler, The Fowler Architectural Collection of the John Hopkins University, pages 318-319; Adams, Books Printed in Europe 1501-1600, Volume II, V908; Harvard, French 16th Century Books, Volume II, No. 550. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.


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VITRUVIUS, Marcus Pollio. Edited by Guillaume Philander or Philandrier.:
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Lugduni, apud Joan. Tornaesium, 1552.
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Architecture Vitruvio Vitruvius architettura Roma Italiano Italia Rome Italy Vitruvius Jean de Tournes

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