- (Como, Italy): Gotardus de Ponte, 1521.
- early rebound remboîge, five raised bands on spine in later quarter leather, marbled paper-covered clamshell box
- (xvi), 183 leaves, (ii) pages
Price: $75,000.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 131436
Text in Italian. From the private library of Dr. Elliot and Eileen Hinkes. Brunet V, 1330. Dedications to Pope Leo X and King Francis I of France, index, table of contents. address, Errata and editor's note follows text. The first edition of Vitruvius in the vernacular. Translated from the Latin by Bono Mauro da Bergamo and Benedetto Jovio da Comasio. Original commentary by Cesare Cesariano (1483-1543), who later became architect of the city of Milan. Early Cardinal rebinding, late 16th or early 17th century. Printer's device on title. 183 leaves foliated I-CLXXXIII. 117 woodcut illustrations in text including 10 full page diagrams. Slight rubbing and scuffing at edges of binding. Previous owner's stamp in Russian, and signature of another previous owner on title. Rear leaf professionally repaired around the margins. Pagination errors as follows: LVI, XLVII, LIII, LVIIII; LXI, LXIII, XLVIII, LIIII, LXV. Page CXX twice, followed by CXXII. Then CLVII, CLVIIII, CLIX.