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I dieci libri dell'architettvra /
di M. Vitrvvio ; tradvtti et commentati da monsignor Barbaro ; con due tauole, l'una di tutto quello si contiene per i capi nell'opera, l'altra per dechiaratione di tutte le cose d'importanza.


Main Author: Vitruvius Pollio.
Related Names: Porta, Giuseppe approximately 1520-approximately 1576., Palladio, Andrea 1508-1580., Barbaro, Daniel 1514-1570.
Language(s): Italian
Published: In Vinegia : Per Francesco Marcolini, 1556.
Subjects: Astronomy > Astronomy / Early works to 1800.
Machinery > Machinery / Early works to 1800.
Architecture > Architecture / Early works to 1800.
Woodcuts > Woodcuts / Italy > Woodcuts / Italy / 16th century.
Note: Includes errata, V1r, V3v.
Signatures: A⁸ B⁶ C⁶(C5+1) D-G⁸ H⁶ I⁸(I4+"I4.5") K⁸(+3) L⁸(L5+1) M-Q⁸ R⁶ S-T⁸ V⁴.
In Getty copy the mistake in printing the wrong block on B3r has been corrected with a full-sheet cancel signed B3.4, the 2nd variant described by Mortimer. Leaf A8 is not a cancel, and the last word on line 1, K3r, is "lettera," both variants noted by Mortimer in the Harvard copies.
In Getty copy the cancel plate on F7r is now hinged on.
Woodcut architectural t.p., title and imprint in letterpress. Full-page woodcut on A2v depicting an astronomer and a horologist, with Barbaro's arms above; it incorporates a cartouche which is blank here, but which contains the register in the repetition of the cut on V4r. Barbaro's device of two candles appears at the foot of T3v; see Mortimer. Marcolini's device appears on V4v (Truth). The 131 woodcuts include both plates (some double-page) and in-text ill. Barbaro writes that the more important were after Andrea Palladio (C6v). Some blocks may have been cut by Giuseppe Porta (Salviati); see Mortimer. Overlay on plate C6r. Cancel plates on E8v and F7r. Extension flaps on plates E7r, E8r, F3v, 2nd I4r, I5r. Volvelles on Q2v, V2v and V3r. Music, K8r and L2v. Astronomical tables, P7r-Q2r, with arabesque woodcut decorations. Head- and tail-pieces. Initials, many historiated.
The 1st ed. of Barbaro's translation.
Physical Description: 274 (i.e. 284) p. : ill., plans ; 41 cm. (fol.)
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