Saturday, July 14, 2007

Krauses handschriftlicher Nachlass

liegt in der SLUB Dresden.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Poutiatine Buch


114 VITRUVIUS. Les dix livres d’architecture de Vitruve. Corrigez et traduits nouvellement en françois, avec des notes & des figures. Seconde édition reveue, corrigée, & augmentée par M. Perrault. 354pp. Allegorical frontispiece by Scotin after Sébastien le Clerc; engraved plates throughout by Le Clerc, G. Edelinck, Tournier, Patigny, Grignon, and others. Handsome modern calf, backed with the original gilt backstrip. Second edition, revised and enlarged by Claude Perrault. The best edition of this masterpiece of Vitruvian scholarship and of independent critical theory, with large, beautifully designed illustrations. This copy is extensively annotated in French throughout by an extremely opinionated, indeed scathingly sarcastic, critic of Vitruvius—presumably an architect—and inscribed “An Prince Poutiatine, Dresde, 1802 mars.” Skillfully washed; with an added leaf of elegant calligraphic presentation inscription to the president of the Deutsche Bauakademie (1966).

Paris (Jean Baptiste Coignard), 1684. $6,000.00

Borroni II.2.40; Berlin 1818; Cicognara 730; Collins/Land 50; Brunet V.1329; Graesse VII.378; Cf. Millard I.168, Fowler 418