PALLADIO. Andrea. The Four Books of Architecture. Paris.... - Lot 274 - Farrando

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PALLADIO. Andrea. The Four Books of Architecture. Paris.... - Lot 274 - Farrando
PALLADIO. Andrea. The Four Books of Architecture. Paris. Edme Martin. 1650. 1 volume in-folio, modern imitation brown calf, ribbed spine decorated. One of the most important architectural books of the classical West. First edition of the first French translation of books I to IV, by Roland Fréart de Chambray. Extensive wood-engraved illustrations in the text: framing repeated four times (on the title approximately 220 compositions in the text, 163 of which are full-page. A good copy; traces of marginal wetness on the first and last leaves. Handwritten bookplate of architect Charles-Henri Landon - 1815, a pupil of Percier.
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