LE PREMIER TOME DEL'ARCHITECTURE
Paris: Fédéric Morel, 1567. First edition, first issue, folio, with 205 large woodcuts, including 74 full-page and 7 double-page blocks; magnificent allegorical woodcut title border; large woodcut head-pieces and large woodcut initials, orginal limp vellum, ties partly still present, binding worn and upper inner and lower joints splitting, lacking the index (supplied in photocopy from the edition of 1626?), p. 8 misnumbered 9, etc., the following also supplied in photocopy, L3 &L4, O3, 04 & O6, Y5, title page a little dusty and with edges worn, tear in the inner margin of M6 and the top of the column on I4 slightly cropped due to the fact that this page was taller than the others to accommodate the column, sold with all faults Estimate £300-600 + fees Note:
Adams L1513: USTC 24434. Volume 1 was all published.
Sold for £1,188
(buyer's premium included)