DELL'ARCHITETTURA. Nouamente ristampata. & accresciuta della pratica del fabricar gl'Orologi Solari, LIBRI DIECI, Dedicata All'Altezz Sereniss. Di Sofia Duchessa di Brasuic, e Luneburgh. Con centosessana, epił figure dal Modesimo, secondo i Precetti di
Rusconi, Giovan Antonio
Price: 3,500.00 USD
(Venice: Appresso il Nicolini, 1660), RARE. Rusconi's superb work on the classical elements of architecture is one of the finest examples of the great Italian works on architecture. The illustrations follow those of the earlier issue, though pages 144-147 contain an article, with woodcut illustrations, on sundials which is not found in the first edition. The woodcut ornamental border of the title page is the same as that in Vitruvius, Venice, 1584 and Alberti, Venice, 1568. The first seventeenth century edition and only the second issue of Rusconi's great work on architecture. Illustrated throughout with very fine architerctural engravings, very finely engraved head and tail pieces and fine elaborately decorated capital letters. Folio, very finely bound in an Italian binding of the period of half morocco and paper over boards. Spine decorated with gilt tools and two dark green morocco lettering labels gilt. [i-xii], 1-148 including woodcut illustrations. A very fine, crisp and extremely handsome copy.