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Creator:
Serlio, Sebastiano, 1475-1554.
Title:
The first[-fift] booke of architecture / made by Sebastian Serly ... Translated out of Italian into Dutch, and out of Dutch into English.
Published/Created:
London : Printed for R. Peake, 1611.
Physical Description:
5 v. in 1. ill., plans, diagrs. 36 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA2515 S413+ Copy 1 Oversize
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA2515 S413+Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Books
Notes:
BAC : British Art Center has 2 copies. Copy 1 has leaf H2 (blank) in book 1, and 1 blank leaf between leaves A1 and A2 in book 3 (possibly leaf N4 from book 2, misbound). In copy 1, the signatures F and H have been superimposed on leaf F1 in book 2; and leaves D1 and D2 in book 1 (which are misnumbered fol. 6-5) are in reversed order. In copy 2, leaves D1 and D2 in book 1 are in the correct order (although still misnumbered), and leaf F1 in book 2 has the signature H.
In copy 2, leaf N4 in book 2 (blank) is present. Copy 1 inscribed Edward Craig, 1935; John Evans, 1732; John Duckers, l793; John Hope, P. Lynch; with book label of Gordon Craig; with note by an unknown hand ascribingprevious ownership to Thomas Cotton; and with an article from Gordon Craig's. The mask tipped in. Copy 2 inscribed Danl. Robertson, 1807; with bookplate of Richard Blackett Beaumont; and with tipped-in receipt of Mr. Hillyard, signed Robt. Peake.
BAC : STC (2d ed.) 22235.
BAC : According to the STC, book 1 was apparently printed by T. Snodham; the woodcuts were used earlier in the Antwerp, 1553, and Basel, 1608 editions.
BAC : Printer's imprint at the end of book 5: "Printed at London, by Simon Stafford. 1611."
Black letter.
Illustrated title-pages.
Contents:
book 1. Of geometrie.--book 2. Of perspectiue.--book 3. Of all kind of excellent antiquities.--book 4. Rules for masontry.--book 5. Certayne formes of temples, according to the ancient maner; and also seruing for Christians.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
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