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Title: Traité d'architecture ou proportions des trois ordres Grecs, sur un module de douze parties.
Description: Trèves ( Trier ) , De l'Imprimerie Electorale de Son Altesse Sérénissime, 1768, in-4°, 26 cm, (54) nn pp + 190 pp (1-132, 129-186, pagination error same as in the RIBA copy), with 24 full-page and 5 folding woodcut illustrations and many smaller woodcut illustrations in the text. Bound in contemporary mottled roan, raised gilt spine, marbled endpapers, edges painted red. Binding worn at extremeties, head and tail of spine missing, joints weak and partly split, interior fine notwithstanding some brown margins at first and last leaves. Berlin Catalogue nr.2425. Cigognara 399. Rare 18th-century French treatise on architecture, illustrated throughout with woodcuts rather than the usual copper plate engravings. The author gives much attention to the relation between the design and its surroundings. On pages 116-128 the architects proposes a sweeping plan to change the heart of Metz by the construction of a large square surrounded by public buildings. Text in French. (en français). Reliure en basane d'époque, reliure avec qq. défauts; coins et coiffes endomm., mors partiellement fendus, premières et dernières pages avec des marges brunies, intérieur bon. .


Price: EUR 2250.00 = appr. US$ 2445.41 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 35315