The architecture of A. Palladio in four books

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Horace Walpole’s copy, with his ms. annotations and bookplate. Bookplate of the Leicester and Leicestershire Society of Architects.

  • AuthorPalladio, Andrea, 1508-1580.
  • Uniform Title[Quattro libri dell’architettura. English] 
  • TitleThe architecture of A. Palladio in four books : containing a short treatise of the five orders and the most necessary observations concerning all sorts of building : as also the different construction of private and publick houses, high-ways, bridges, market-places, xystes, and temples, with their plans, sections and uprights / revis’d, design’d, and publish’d by Giacomo Leoni, a Venetian, architect to His Most Serene Highness, the late Electcor Palatinate ; translated from the Italian original.
  • EditionThe third edition, corrected / with notes and remarks of Inigo Jones : now first taken from his original manuscript in the Worcester College Library, Oxford, and also, an appendix containing the Antiquities of Rome, written by A. Palladio, and a discourse of the fires of the ancients, never before translated.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for A. Ward, in Little Britain; S. Birt, in Ave-Mary-Lane; D. Browne, without Temple-Bar; C. Davis, in Pater-noster-Row; T. Osborne, in Gray’s-Inn; and A. Millar, against S. Clement’s Church in the Strand, 1742.

Catalog Record

Folio 49 3593

Acquired before 2002

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The Lewis Walpole Library, a department of the Yale University Library since 1980, is an internationally recognized research collection in the field of British eighteenth-century studies. Its unrivalled collection of Walpoliana includes half the traceable volumes from Horace Walpole's famous library at Strawberry Hill and many letters and other manuscripts by him. The Library's book and manuscript collections, numbering over 32,000 volumes, cover all aspects of eighteenth-century British culture. The Library is also home to the largest and finest collection of eighteenth-century British graphic art outside the British Museum; its 35,000 satirical prints, portraits, and topographical views are an incomparable resource for visual material on many facets of English life of the period. Located in Farmington, Connecticut, forty miles north of New Haven and within easy distance of Boston and New York, the Lewis Walpole Library's collections also include drawings, paintings, and furniture, all housed on a 14-acre campus with four historically important structures and extensive grounds. The Library runs an active fellowship program and sponsors conferences, lectures, and exhibitions in cooperation with other Yale libraries and departments.

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