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ARCHITECTURE BIBIENA (Ferdinando...

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[ARCHITECTURE] BIBIENA (Ferdinando Galli da). L'Architettura civile preparata su la geometria, e ridotta alle prospettive. Considerazioni pratiche di Ferdinando Galli Bibiena cittadino bolognese. dissegnate e descritte in cinque parti. In Parma, Per Paolo Monti, 1711. In-folio (420 mm x 300 mm) of 8 ff. n. ch., 156 pp for the text and 72 engraved plates; Bound in old ivory vellum. First edition of this fundamental treatise on architecture, which is of great interest especially for the parts concerning perspective and scenography, subjects for which the author was an undisputed authority at the time. Collated complete with 72 plates (the portrait is missing) Condition : Old binding probably rebacked, dark stains affect the upper left corners of the body of the book, they are not visible. left corners of the body of the book, they are diminishing until page 30, handwritten note of 8 lines in Italian on the dedication leaf, 3 pages restored (lamp-ends perfectly reproduced in ink), page 31-32 entirely redone and perfectly calligraphed, wetness from page 107 to 127, restoration on page 134 with glue stain, errata leaf missing, qq. minor defects otherwise.

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