Auction 458 / Lot n° 50

SERLIO, Sebastiano (1475-1554) - De architectura libri quinque. Venice: Franciscum de Franciscis Senensem, & Ioannem Chriegher, 1568-69. A fine copy of the first Latin edition of this renown work by Sebastiano Serlio. Good margins and great quality of the woodcuts. Folio (318 x 215mm). Printer's device on title, following titles within elaborate woodcut borders, woodcut historiated initials and numerous woodcuts of Palazzi, churches, sections and arches (occasional light staining and spotting, few leaves just a little browned). Contemporary vellum, red edges (modern endpapers). The lot is accompanied by a export license.

Estimate 1,000 - 1,500€

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