Lot 32: (ARCHITECTURE.) Palladio, Andrea. The First Book of Architecture . . . Twelfth Edition, Corrected and Enlarged, with a New Model of th
October 11, 2012
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (ARCHITECTURE.) Palladio, Andrea. The First Book of Architecture . . . Twelfth Edition, Corrected and Enlarged, with a New Model of the Cathedral of St. Paul, London as it is now Rebuilt. Engraved frontispiece, folding plate of St. Paul's, and 70 engraved plates (3 folding), numerous diagrams. 8vo, late 18th-early 19th century calf with gilt-lettered red calf spine label, general wear; pages browned, a few repairs to short clean tears, "A" and "B" inked in contemporary hand in corners of title-page. London: A. Bettesworth & Hitch, 1733
Notes: A later but important edition of Palladio's magnum opus as it is the first english translation after numerous editions since the first printing of 1663. Fowler 219 and 220 (earlier editions); Park List 69; O'Neal 94.