De Architectura Libri Decem

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VITRUVIUS, Marcus Pollio: De architectura libri decem [Frontinus, Sextus Julius: De aquaeductibus urbis Romanae] [Cusanus, Nicolas: De staticis experimentis]. Strassburg, ex officina Knoblochiana, per Georgium Machaeropioeum 1543 (colophon: mense Augusto).

Small quarto, pp. [lii] 262 [lii]. 82 pages with woodcut illustrations, small to full-page, woodcut initials. Bound in contemporary limp vellum, yapp edges, torn with loss at head of spine, tear at outer edge of lower cover, contemporary and early notes on initial and final blanks, and occasionally in margins of text. A note on the verso of the initial blank, in an early hand, indicates that the book was owned by ‘C. Warde, equis’ (i.e. Sir C. Warde).

The first edition of Vitruvius to be printed in Germany. Its plates are substantially based on those of the famous and important edition of Como, 1521.

Adams V 906. Not in BM/STC German. Fowler 401. See also Fowler 395.

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