Item #67877 De architectura traducto di latino in vulgare. Marcus VITRUVIUS POLLIO.
De architectura traducto di latino in vulgare
De architectura traducto di latino in vulgare
De architectura traducto di latino in vulgare
De architectura traducto di latino in vulgare

De architectura traducto di latino in vulgare. dal vero exemplare con le figure a li soi loci con mirando ordine insignito: con la sua tabula alphabetica: per la quale potrai facilmente trouare la moltitudine de li vocabuli a li soi loci con summa diligentia expositi: enucleati: mai piu da niuno altro fin al presente facto ad immensa vtilitate di ciascuno studioso.

Venice: Ioane Antonio & Piero Fratelli da Sabio, 1524.

Second Edition in Italian, and First Durantino Edition

[VITRUVIUS POLLIO, Marcus]. [DURANTINO, Francesco Lutio, Editor] De architectura traducto di latino in vulgare dal vero exemplare con le figure a li soi loci con mirando ordine insignito: con la sua tabula alphabetica: per la quale potrai facilmente trouare la moltitudine de li vocabuli a li soi loci con summa diligentia expositi: enucleati: mai piu da niuno altro fin al presente facto ad immensa vtilitate di ciascuno studioso. Venice: Ioane Antonio & Piero Fratelli da Sabio, 1524.

Second Edition in Italian, and first Durantino edition. Folio (12 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches; 310 x 212 mm). [22], 110 leaves. With errata page and colophon. With 136 woodcut figures and diagrams and 101 woodcut initials. The 136 woodcuts 'are close copies of the full set of blocks from the Giocondo edition of 1511 printed at Venice by Giovanni Tacuino. The copies were made for the first Durantino edition' (Mortimer). Title within an elaborate woodcut border and printed in red and black.

Full 18th-century vellum. Spine elaborately stamped in gilt. Spine with two morocco labels, lettered in gilt. Some light staining to velum. Occasional old ink notes in text, generally in margin. Overall a very good and clean copy.

The first Italian translation of Vitruvius was issued three years previously in 1521 and this edition "is best described as a marriage of the text of Cesarino's translation of 1521 with the woodcut illustrations of Giocondo's edition of 1511" (BAL RIBA, p.2299).

“The ten books of ‘On Architecture’ deal with principles of building in general, building materials, designs of theatres, temples and other public buildings, town and country houses, baths, interior decoration and wall paintings, clocks and dials, astronomy, mechanical and military engineering. There are many ingenious devices for dealing with the echo in theatres and ideas on acoustic principles generally; on methods of sanitation—Vitruvius is believed to have been responsible for the new plumbing system introduced when Augustus rebuilt Rome; on correct proportions, proper location of building, town planning and much on ballistic and hydraulic problems. The classical tradition of building, with its regular proportion and symmetry and the three orders—Doric, Ionic and Corinthian—derives from this book. In recent times Vitruvius’s considerable importance in the history of science has also been recognized, as he made some valuable contributions to astronomy, geometry and engineering...The first printed edition appeared in Rome (c. 483-90), the first illustrated one in Venice, 1511, and French, German, Italian and Spanish translations soon

followed...” (Printing and the Mind of Man 26, describing the 1483-90 Rome edition).

Adams V915. Brunet V, col. 1330. Fowler 313. Harvard, Italian, 545. Sander 7699.

HBS 67877.

$12,500.

Price: $12,500.00

Item #67877