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An Abridgment of the Architecture of Vitruvius

Author:
Marcus Pollio Vitruvius (Roman, active late 1st century B.C.)
Translator:
Derived from translation by Claude Perrault (French, 1613–1688)
Engraver:
Johannes Kip (Dutch, Amsterdam 1653–1722 Westminster)
Publisher:
Abel Swall and Timothy Child (British)
Published in:
London
Date:
1692
Medium:
Illustrations: etching and engraving
Dimensions:
5 13/16 × 3 3/4 × 1/2 in. (14.8 × 9.5 × 1.2 cm)
Classifications:
Books, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
Accession Number:
41.100.234
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De architectura. Abridgements. English

Inscription: "Sept. 1923/ Batsford– $8.20", graphite, back fly leaf verso

Marking: Sir Alex(r) Ramsay/ of Balmain Bart., pasted paper bookplate, inside front cover
William Gedney Beatty (American, 1869–1941); Sir Alexander Ramsay (British, died 1806); Donor: William Gedney Beatty (American, 1869–1941)
BAL, IV, 2313, #3537; Ebhardt, 77; Fowler, 328, #421; Harris/Savage 891; Univ Cat, 2079; Vagnetti, 65, Wing, V633
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