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Vitruvius Pollio

L. Victruuii Pollionis ad Cesarem Augustum De architectura liber primus.

Additional Title(s):

L. Victrvvii Pollionis ad Cesarem Avgvstvm De architectvra liber primvs

L. Victruvii Pollionis ad Caesarem Augustum De architectura liber primus

De architectura

[Rome : Eucharius Silber, 1486 or 7]
Physical Description:
[196] p. : ill. ; 31 cm. (fol.)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA2515 .V587 1486+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Title from text incipit (leaf 2/1r).
Edited by Johannes Sulpitius Verulanus.
Editio princeps.
Imprint from ISTC. Printer also recorded as Georg Herolt, and Printer of Vitruvius, with date ranging between 1483 and 1490.
Undated. Evidently printed after the accession of Pope Innocent VIII on Aug. 29, 1484, since Sulpicio's dedication includes a list of events under Innocent VIII's reign. Probably printed after Aug. 11, 1486, when a treaty between the Pope and the King of Naples was ratified, because Sulpicio credits Innocent with the conclusion of a war. Printed no later than Aug. 16, 1487, the acquisition date inscribed on a copy bought in Rome by the Archdeacon of Richmond, John Shirwood.
Signatures: [1⁴, 2-4⁸ 5-7⁶ 8⁸ 9⁶ 10-12⁸ 13⁶ 14⁸].
Woodcut diagram on leaf 3/1r.
Initial spaces, with guide-letters.
Pages [1] and [196] are blank.
Printed on sheets of "chancery"--Size paper.
British Architectural Library. Early printed books, 1478-1840, 3489
Reichling, D. Appendices ad Hainii-Copingeri Repertorium bibliographicum, 6268
Proctor, R. Index to the early printed books in the British Museum, 3951
Sander, M. Livre à figures italien depuis 1467 jusqu'à 1530, 7691=7692?
Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, IV, 124 (IB. 19225).
English short title catalogue, iv00306000
Catalogue of the fifteenth-century printed books in the Harvard University Library, 1442
Errata and register: leaf 14/8r.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound blind-stamped and gilt-stamped calf, with gilt edges; blue silk endpapers. Binder's ticket: Simier, Relieur du Roi, rue St. Honoré, no. 152, à Paris. Armorial bookplate of Richard Blackett Beaumont. Has bound with it: Frontinus, Sextus Julius. Sexti Iulii Frontini uiri consularis De aquis que in urbem influunt: libellus mirabilis. [Rome: Eucharius Silber, 1486 or 7?].
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Early works to 1800.
Architecture, Greek -- Early works to 1800.
Beaumont, Richard Blackett -- Bookplate.
Incunabula in Yale Library.
Simier -- Bookbinder.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Sulpitius Verulanus, Joannes, 15th cent.
Silber, Eucharius, active 1480-1510, printer.
Herolt, Georg, active 1480-1495, printer.

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