Description: ARCHITECTURE -- SCAMOZZI, V. Bouwkonstige wercken, begrepen in VIII boeken. Amst., Dancker(t) Danckerts(e) (or Danckertsz), (1658-)61. 5 in 1 vol. (4); (6), 219-352, (2); (6), 116; (2) pp. W. engr. ti., 13 full-p. woodcuts (incl. 1 double-p.), 28 full-p. woodcuts in text (incl. 2 double-p.) & 44 full-p. (1 double-p.) engrs. Fol. Cont. h. roan w. raised bands. (Roan of three corners gone, paper on sides gone, books VII-VIII lnot present, 2 plates loose, inner margin wormholed at the beginning (in places affecting some letters), slightly browned). Rare Dutch translation of the 'Architettura Universale' (1615) by the Italian architect and theoretical writer Vincenzo Scamozzi (1552-1616). The beautiful plates are distributed in this work as follows: Books I-II: 5 full-p. woodcut plates; Book III, 1: 26 full-p. woodcuts in the text & 2 double-p.; Books IV-V: 7 full-p. & 1 double-p. woodcuts; Book VI, 2: engr. ti., 1 engr. leaf w. "verklaringe van dese schaalen" by Jochem Schuym, 4 full-p. engr. with the names of the orders in Dutch by Salomon de Bray & 39 full-p. engr. (numbered 1-39; nr. 2 double-p.) depicting detailed architectural designs; N.B. Books I-II & IV-V are only represented by plates and have no text. Books VII-VIII (consisting only of three woodcut plates) lack here. - Fowler, 293 & 295.
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