Beautiful first edition given by Claude-Mathieu Delagardette (1762-1805) of the main work
published by the Italian architect Jaques Barozzio of VIGNOLE in 1562 on the
The five orders of architecture.
First draw of the 94 boards, 68 for the Five Orders - 26 for the Elemental Lessons of Shadows. Original prints drawn and engraved by Delagardette.
19th century binding in green half-leather with grain log, smooth back adorned with golden irons.
Beautiful copy, solid binding, leather a little rubbed by use, the spine remains decorative. Fresh and clean interior, a few rare foxing, rare sheets a little browned, including the 2 frontispiece titles. It is noted that the "King" in the title and in-fine of the approval-privilege were barred and replaced with the revolution by "Of the People".
Provenance: ex-libris handwritten on the false title "Lemoine" and Morey on the first opposite cover.
VIGNOLE / C.M. DELAGARDETTE
Règles des cinq ordres d'architecture de Vignole. [Suivi de ]
Leçons élémentaires des ombres dans l'architecture. Paris, Chereau. 1786. quarto (23x18) 23ff-68pl; 2ff-29pp (3pp) -26 pl (number 69-94 ) ( 2ff approval) COMPLETE
Delagardette (1762-1805) , architect, was a pupil of Julien David Le Roy, and awarded the Academy of Rome in 1791.Il is known for his publications, The Ruins of Postum, and his essay, Essay on the Restoration of the Pillars of the Pantheon. Little is known of his major achievements apart from a monument in Blois and his work for the medical school and the plant garden in Montpellier.
- Number of Books
- Architecture, Bindings
- Author/ Illustrator
- Vignole / Delagardette
- Book Title
- Regle des cinq ordres d'architecture de Vignole
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- Illustrated Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- Number of pages
- 23×18 cm