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Scamozzi, Vincent (1552-1616) The Mirrour of Architecture: or the Ground-Rules of the Art of Building.

$5,228$4,250
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3012T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 23, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Scamozzi, Vincent (1552-1616) The Mirrour of Architecture: or the Ground-Rules of the Art of Building. London: for William Fisher, 1669. First English edition, quarto, illustrated with engraved frontispiece, forty-one full-page plates in part one; and five folding engravings tipped onto the page edges or gutter in part two (including the narrow folding engraving of the "joynt-rule"); bound in full contemporary paneled and speckled calf; joints cracked, front board becoming detached; ex library, with the small purple stamp of the Royal Institute of British Architects dated 1839 used rather pervasively throughout, mostly seen on the versos of plates; rare: ESTC reports no U.S. copies of this edition, and only three holdings of the second edition (1671) worldwide, 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.
Estimate $600-800

A2, a2, B-G2; B-H2.


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William Fisher, London, United States