Inigo Jones's "Roman sketchbook" / [introduction and notes by] Edward Chaney

Jones, Inigo (1573-1652)

Published by [London] : Roxburghe Club, 2006
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An exceptional copy in the original gilt-blocked fine-ribbed cloth. Particularly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. Literally as new but with publisher's overprint on pages 8-9 and 20-21 with loosely inserted text additionally added to clarify errors. Additional scans on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical description. : 2 v. : ill. ; 27 cm. Notes: With an introduction and notes by Edward Chaney. Facsimile reissue, in a slipcase, of a notebook originally written by Inigo Jones in manuscript in 1614, under the title : Altro diletto che imparar non trouo. Facsimile and companion volume issued as a two volume set in a slipcase." The publication of a true facsimile of Inigo Jones's 'Roman Sketchbook has been the objective of the Roxburgh Club for a considerable time. The first, hand-copied facsimile was commissioned [in 1832] by the 6th Duke of Devonshire, a founder member of the Club, although not for presentation to it. It is, then, with particular gratitude to the 11th Duke of Devonshire, a member of the Club, and to the Chatsworth Trust, the owner of the book, for permitting this facsimile to be made that the Club now offers it to its members, and, for the first time, to a wider public" -- p. 1 (Preface). With a dedication to the 11th Duke of Devonshire, following the t. P. Of Vol. 2. Original 1832 limited edition facimile made by G. E. Madeley of the Strand, London. Bibliography : Vol. 2, p. 177-192; includes index. Contents: Vol 1 : Facsimile reprint of manuscript : Roma : altro diletto che imparar non trouo. 1614 -- Vol 2. Introduction and transcription of text. Subject: Jones, Inigo, 1573-1652 - Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc. Jones, Inigo, 1573-1652 - Travel - Italy - Rome - Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc. Rome - Description and travel. Series: Roxburghe Club. 1 Kg. 0 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 199281

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Title: Inigo Jones's "Roman sketchbook" / [...

Publisher: [London] : Roxburghe Club

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: Fine Facsimile edition.

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