Vicenza, Italy: Giovanni Rossi, 1796. Scamozzi, Ottavio Bertotti. 1st ed. thus, being the first Italian edition in Quarto, Vol. 1 (of 4), text in Italian, pp.iv, 128, b&w engraved fronts port of Palladio, light chipping to edges, 52 engraved plates (some folding), lacks plate 2 but includes additional plate (facing page 35), some foxing to title page and several other pages, rear free endpapers possibly removed. Bound in original contemporary quarter leather marbled boards, heavily rubbed with some loss to cnrs, remnants of paper covering to front board. good condition.
The first edition was published in1776-1783. This is the small quarto editon of the same work published in 1796. The Buildings and Designs of Andrea Palladio. A reasonably early reprint of part of the work of Andrea Palladio (1508-1580), the highly influential architect. Palladio is best known for Quattro Libri dell'Architettura (The Four Books of Architecture), which was published in 1570 and is considered the foundation of modern architecture. This edition was published in Vicenza (the city in which Palladio practiced) and was edited by Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi, who began studying Palladio's work in 1776. Item #95977
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