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Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404–1472

The architecture of Leon Battista Alberti in ten books : of painting in three books and of statuary in one book : translated into Italian by Cosimo Bartoli : and now first into English, and divided into three volumes / by James Leoni, Venetian, architect ; to which are added several designs of his own, for buildings both public and private.

Additional Title(s):

Della architettura de Leon Batista Alberti. English and Italian.

London : Printed by Thomas Edlin, MDCCXXVI [1726]
Physical Description:
3 volumes : illustrations ; 45 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2016 47
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Plates engraved by Bernard Picart, John Harris, and James (?) Cole; after Giacomo Leoni, Bernard Picart, and Sebastiano Galeotti.
Italian and English in parallel columns.
Title vignette.
With woodcut initials.
English short title catalogue, N65008
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers, 1556-1785, 12
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 48
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary mottled calf; rebacked.
Subject Terms:
Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472.
Architects -- Italy -- Early works to 1800.
Architectural design -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Composition, proportion, etc. -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Designs and plans -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture -- Orders -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture, Renaissance -- Italy -- Early works to 1800.
Art, Early Renaissance -- Italy -- Early works to 1800.
Chon -- 1726.
Painting, Renaissance -- Italy -- Early works to 1800.
Statues -- Italy -- Early works to 1800.
Manuals (Handbooks)
Wood engravings -- 1726.
Bartoli, Cosimo, 1503-1572
Leoni, Giacomo, approximately 1686-1746.
Ozell, John, -1743
Trichet du Fresne, Raphael, 1611-1661.
Picart, Bernard, 1673-1733, illustrator, engraver.
Harris, John, active 1680-1739 or 1740, engraver.
Cole, James, active 18th century, engraver.
Leoni, Giacomo, approximately 1686-1746, illustrator.
Galeotti, Sebastiano, 1675-1741, illustrator.
Edlin, Thomas, printer, publisher.
Leoni, Giacomo, d approximately 1686-1746. Some designs for buildings both publick and private.

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