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Small folio. Early 19th century half calf, leather label on spine. Printer's device on title and end, and approximately 200 woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text, some full page, many taken from editions of Vitruvius, Serlio and Dürer. 195, (13) pp.; small repair to outer blank margin of title, a few small spots and some occasional light foxing, but generally a good copy.
First edition, second issue (with the colophon dated 1569), of the first systematic treatise on perspective. It was composed for practising artists and architects and is divided in nine parts; noteworthy is the discussion with accurate illustrations of polyhedra (also beautifully reproduced in their perspective as head pieces), as well as the last chapter which deals with various instruments and contains the first description of a camera obscura fitted with a lens. Cicognara 809. Riccardi I, 76. Vagnetti, Perspectiva, EIIb23. Mortimer, Harvard, 39. Fowler 36. Gernsheim, History of Photography, pp. 7 - 8.
Edizione originale del «primo trattato di prospettiva abbastanza ordinato...» (Riccardi). E' diviso in nove parti; di notevole interesse è quella sui poliedri ed il capitolo sugli strumenti che contiene interessanti informazioni sulla camera oscura. Con oltre 200 illustrazioni n.t. inc. in legno, alcune a piena pagina. Piccolo restauro al margine esterno del frontespizio, lievi fioriture e qualche macchiolina, ma buon esemplare in una solida legatura del primo '800 in mezza pelle.

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