PALLADIO, Andrea (1518-1580) - I quattro libri dell'architettura. Venice: Bartolomeo Carampello, 1601. A copy in contemporary vellum of the third collected edition of one of the most influential books on architecture. This is a reprint of the 1581 edition by the same printer with the illustrations from the original plates of the 1570 edition. 4 parts in one volume, folio (307 x 215mm). Title and three section-titles each within woodcut architectural border, printer's device above colophon, 221 woodcut illustrations some of which full- or double-page, by Giovanni and Cristoforo Chrieger, Cristoforo Coriolano and others, after Andrea Palladio, with blank at end of second book (some staining and occasional browning, E2-E3 repaired at margin touching plate, without final blank). Contemporary vellum, title on gold label on spine, blue speckled edges (some staining, rear joint starting at bottom).