Auction 458 / Lot n° 48

PALLADIO, Andrea (1518-1580) - I quattro libri dell' architettura. Venice: Domenico De Franceschi, 1570 [ma Venezia, Giambattista Pasquali, circa 1768]. The counterfeit 1768 edition with engraved illustrations of Palladio largely financed by Joseph Smith, Honorary British Consul in Venice. Uncut copy. 4 parts in one volume, folio (351 x 265mm). Engraved titles to each part, printer's device at colophon, 218 engraved illustrations, many full-page (occasional light spotting and few small stains). Modern half vellum, title on spine label, uncut.

Auction: 24 September 2019 at 15:00

Estimate € 1,200 - 1,800

Sold € 1,600