De architectura libri decem

Vitruvius Pollio, Marcus

Published by Ludovicus Elzevier, Amsterdam, 1649
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Title: De architectura libri decem

Publisher: Ludovicus Elzevier, Amsterdam

Publication Date: 1649

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

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Engraved title, woodcuts throughout text. Folio, contemporary vellum, some minor loss along spine. Fowler 417. Brunet V. 1327-28. An unusually large format for the famous Elzevier press, this beautiful edition is noted for its fine woodcuts. Covers the elements of architecture, town planning and fortification; building materials; temples, columns, foundations, etc.; civil and domestic buildings; plasterwork and the interior of buildings; and technical matters such as hydraulics, astronomy, sundials, machinery and military engineering. Identified by PMM as the "fundamental architectural textbook for centuries.". Bookseller Inventory # 2556

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