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Palladio, Andrea, 1508–1580

The first book of Andrea Palladio's Architecture : treating of the five orders : and what is most necessary in building : correctly drawn from his original work, publish'd by himself at Venice, Anno 1570 : and accurately engraved by I. Ware.

Additional Title(s):

First book of architecture.

[London : s.n.], 1742.
Physical Description:
viii, 63, [1] p., 34 [i.e. 29] plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA2515 P25 1742
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Seven illustrations on the first 2 plates are counted as plates 1-7.
Illustrations by Isaac Ware; after William Kent.
Harris, E. British architectural books and writers. Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press, 1994, c1990. 690
English short title catalogue, N47296
Published as a complete and correct edition of Palladio's works in response to the publication by Benjamin Cole of Palladio's 'Architecture' in weekly parts from 1732-1734. Cf. Harris.
Diminutive copy from Ware's folio edition of Palladio's Four Books, which had been published in 1738. Plates are small replicas from the drawings of the large plates but in reverse.
BAC: Publisher's advertisement for the Four Books of Andrea Palladio's Architecture in folio: [1] p. at end.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1742.
Ware, Isaac, -1766, engraver.
Kent, William, 1685-1748, ill.

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