The First [-Fifth] Booke of Architecture.... Translated out of Italian into Dutch, and out of Dutch into English.

1611
Illustrated by Sebastiano Serlio (Italian, 1475–1554?), Publisher Robert Peake (English, 1592?–1667), Printer Simon Stafford (English, 17th century)


Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

STC 22235; Fowler 331; Nat. Gallery, Millard Coll., v. 2, cat. 74

Dimensions

Overall: 36.5 x 26.4 x 4 cm (14 3/8 x 10 3/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.651

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous woodcuts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(London: Simon Stafford for Robert Peake, 1611) Folio; 206 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped brown marbled calf.

Illustrations of architectural renderings, sections, and diagrams; ornamental designs, alphabets; decorative scrollwork and architectural titles; and three renderings of stage sets (Book Two, fols. 25r&v, 26r).


London: Simon Stafford for Robert Peake, 1611

Provenance

Algernon Capell, Second Earl of Essex, 1701 (1670-1710 [bookplate]); Samuel and Dorothy Glaser, Boston, by whom given to MFA, December 19. 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel and Dorothy Glaser