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Vitruvius Pollio.

An abridgment of the architecture of Vitruvius : containing a system of the whole works of that author illustrated with divers copper plates, curiously engraved, with a table of explanation : to which is added in this edition the etymology and derivation of the terms used in architecture / first done in French by Monsr. Perrault, of the Academy of Paris, and now Englished, with additions.

Additional Title(s):

De architectura. English

London : Printed for Abel Swall and T. Child, at the Unicorn in St. Paul's Church-yard, 1692.
Physical Description:
[12], 158, [34] p., [2] leaves of plates (one folded) : ill., plans ; 16 cm. (8vo)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA2515 V57213 1692
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Frontispiece engraved by Johannes Kip. Other plates not signed.
Recto of frontispiece has a drawing of swan and figure in faded pen and ink.
Abridged translation of: De architectura. With much reorganization of text, original book and chapter being cited in margins.
Claude Perrault's abridgment was published in 1674 as: Abrégé des dix livres d'architecture de Vitruve.
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700, V-663
Fowler architectural collection of the Johns Hopkins University, 421
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Child, T. -- Publisher.
Swall, Abel -- Publisher.
Engravings -- 1692.
Perrault, Claude, 1613-1688.
Kip, Johannes, 1653-1722, engraver.

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