Auction 458 / Lot n° 54

VITRUVIO POLLIONE, Marco (c.80-70 B.C.- c.15 B.C.) - L’Architettura di M. Vitruvio Pollione colla traduzione italiana e commento del marchese Berardo Galiani. Naples: Di Simone, 1758. First edition of Galiani's translation. A good copy with wide margins, uncut edges and fine plates. Folio (422 x 275mm). Fine engraved frontispiece by Francesco La Marra after Galiani (as π1), engraved vignette on title with the allegory of Architecture, 25 engraved plates by Francesco Cepparuli by Galiani, each preceded by a page of explanatory text, woodcuts by I. Lucchin, initials and headpieces engraved and woodcut (some light spotting and browning). Contemporary half vellum on marbled boards, manuscript title on spine, uncut (extremities rubbed).

Estimate 600 - 900€

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