L'architecture et art de bien bastir
Illustrated by Unidentified artist, French, 16th century (French), Author Leon Battista Alberti (Italian, 1404–1472), Printer Robert Massellin (French, 16th century), Publisher Jacques Kerver (French, active 1535–1583)
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Brunet I, 130-31; Fowler 7; Mortimer, French, 12
Overall: 35.2 x 24 x 5 cm (13 7/8 x 9 7/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 94 woodcuts
Not On View
(Paris: Robert Massellin, for Jacques Kerver, 1553) Folio; 236 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf, large gilt strapwork compartments on covers.
Illustrations: decorative scrollwork title page border; author’s portrait title verso; architectural renderings, details, diagrams, bridge construction (fol. m2r), fortifications, classical monuments, etc.
Paris: Robert Massellin, for Jacques Kerver, 1553
Marlborough Rare Books, Ltd., London, from whom purchased by MFA, December 16, 1970.
William A. Sargent Fund