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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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by Vitruvius Pollio; Caporali, Giovanni Battista, 1476-1560
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Title proper reads: Con il svo comento et figvre Vetrvvio. The label "Architettvra" above allegorical figure at head of t.p. is sometimes taken as 1st word of title
Topic: Architecture
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by Biondo Flavio, 1392-1463; Fauno, Lucio, 16th cent; Biondo Flavio, 1392-1463. Romae instrauratae. Libri tres. Italian; Biondo Flavio, 1392-1463. Italiae illustratae. Libri VIII. Italian
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Colophon reads: In Vinegia : Per Michele Tramezzino, del MDXLIII, source of the printer's name in the imprint statement
Topics: Architecture, Roman, Architecture
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by Italy. Ministero della pubblica istruzione
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Includes index
Topic: Architecture
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Translation of De re aedificatoria, by Pietro Lauro, whose name appears at the head of the dedication
Topic: Architecture
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by Scamozzi, Vincenzo, 1552-1616; Via, Alessandro dalla, fl. 1688-1724
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This is a reprint of the 1615 edition; the plates are inferior copies of those of the earlier edition. The title page is a reverse copy (shadows on left) by Alessandro della Via, which appeared first in the 1694 edition by the same printer--Cf. Fowler Cat., no. 300
Topic: Architecture
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by Serlio, Sebastiano, 1475-1554
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Dedication dated 1584
Topics: Architecture, Perspective, Architecture -- Early works to 1800, Architectural design -- Early works...
American Libraries
by Martini, Francesco di Giorgio, 1439-1502; Promis, Carlo, 1808-1872 ed; Biblioteca apostolica vaticana
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Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Martini, Francesco di Giorgio, 1439-1502, Italy. Esercito. Artiglieria, Architecture, Military...
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=AqIEAAAAYAAJ&oe=UTF-8
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"Dalla fondazione della monarchia sino al cadere del secolo XVIII"--Cover
Topics: Architecture, Architects
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by Montano, Giovanni Battista, 1545-1621; De Rossi, Bartolomeo
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British Library Catalogue of 17th century Italian books lists a Raccolta de tempij et sepolcri of Montano's "dati in luce da Bartolomeo de Rossi" in 1638
Topics: Architecture, Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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by Casotti, Giovanni Battista, 1669-1737; Allegri, Girolamo Maria. Esercizio di preparazione alla visita di Maria Vergine; Mogalli, Cosimo, 1667-1730; Saller, Alessandro
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Text in Italian or Latin
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Santa Maria Impruneta (Church),...
Signatures: A B-H 2A-2K 3A-3E 3F(-3F4) 4A-4R
Topic: Architecture
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by Crescimbeni, Giovanni Mario, 1663-1728; Oddi, Nicola, 1672-1717
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Signatures: a-c A-3H
Topics: Chiesa di S. Giovanni a Porta Latina (Rome, Italy), Church architecture
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by Tensini, Francesco, 1581-1630; Fialetti, Odoardo, 1573-1638; Sadeler, Philipp
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Imprint from colophon
Topics: Fortification, Military architecture
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by Nibby, A. (Antonio), 1792-1839; Gell, William, Sir, 1777-1836
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Sloan candidate
Topics: City walls -- Italy Rome, Architecture -- Italy Rome, Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities, Roman, Rome...
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by Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472
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Translation of: De re aedificatoria
Topics: Architecture, Painting, Architecture -- Early works to 1800
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
by Angeli, Diego, 1870-1937; Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte, 1843-1913, former owner. IU-R
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University of Illinois Library bookplate: "From the library of Conte Antonio Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana Lazelada di Bereguardo, purchased 1921"
Topics: Architecture, Art
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by Vignola, 1507-1573; Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564. Porte d'architettura
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Published 1635. T.p.'s and ill. mostly reversed copies from those of the 1607-1610 ed. See Fowler
Topics: Architecture, Columns, Doorways
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"Dalla fondazione della monarchia sino al cadere del secolo XVIII"--Cover
Topics: Architecture, Architects
Imprint and date from colophon
Topic: Architecture, Classical
A reprint of the 1524 Venice ed., which in turn was based on the Como ed. of 1521; see Fowler
Topic: Architecture
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by Bocchi, Francesco, 1548-1618; Cinelli Calvoli, Giovanni, 1625-1706; Gugliantini, Giovanni, 17th cent
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First published 1591
Topics: Art, Italian, Architecture
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Art, Historic buildings, Architecture
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by Pastè, Romualdo, 1865-
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Includes index
Topics: Architecture, Abbeys
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by Lodoli, Carlo, 1690-1761; Longhi, Alessandro, 1733-1813; Vitali, Pietro, 1759-1839
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Final page blank
Topic: Architecture
American Libraries
by Contrucci, Pietro, 1778-1859
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Includes indexes
Topics: Giardino Puccini, Italy, Gardens -- Italy, Landscape architecture -- Italy, Monuments -- Italy
American Libraries
by Bottari, Giovanni Gaetano, 1689-1775; Ticozzi, S. (Stefano), 1762-1836
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Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=FZQVAAAAYAAJ&oe=UTF-8
American Libraries
by Romussi, Carlo, 1847-1913
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"Opera premiata dalla Società pedagogica italiana."
Topics: Architecture, Art, Italian
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Topics: Architecture, Architecture
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by Vitruvius Pollio
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The 2nd edition of Galiani's translation and commentary, first published in 1758, but with Italian text only
Topics: Architecture, Architecture -- Early works to 1800
American Libraries
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Book digitized by Google from the library of University of Wisconsin - Madison and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Architecture, Ancient, Architecture, Ancient
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=LzdJAAAAMAAJ&oe=UTF-8
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by Scamozzi, Vincenzo, 1552-1616
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Printer name appears at colophon of both pts
Topic: Architecture
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
by Bossi, Luigi, 1758-1835; Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte, 1843-1913, former owner. IU-R
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"Aggiunta di alcune notizie più importanti tratte dal manuale del viaggiatore nella Svizzera del signor dottor Ebel": v. 2, p. [227]-251
Topics: Art, Italian, Architecture
Sloan candidate
Topics: Architecture -- Italy Rome, Architecture, Roman, Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities
First translation into Italian from the Latin with commentary and illustrations, by Cesare Cesariano.--Cf. Caption, leaf I. The text was completed and corrected by Mauro Bono and Benedetto Giovio.--Cf. Publishers' note, leaf [CLXXXIIII]
Topic: Architecture
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Art, Historic buildings, Architecture
"Aggiunta di alcune notizie più importanti tratte dal manuale del viaggiatore nella Svizzera del signor dottor Ebel," v. 2, p. [227]-251
Topics: Art, Architecture
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
by Mongeri, Giuseppe; Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte, 1843-1913, former owner. IU-R
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"In occasione dell'esposizione nazionale di belle arti e del II congresso artistico italiano... Milano, settembre 1872."
Topics: Architecture, Art
The John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
by Vignola, 1507-1573; John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL; Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner
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John Adams Library copy inscribed on verso of first leaf: "No. 1891 S. Tab 3..." Significant handwritten annotations in Adams's hand: translations of Italian printed text into French.
Topics: Architecture, Architecture -- Orders
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by Sardi, Pietro, b. 1559?; Grispoldi, Gaspare, fl. 1618-1623
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Printed by Barezzo Barezzi. See colophon, trattato 1
Topics: Military architecture, Fortification
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by Selvatico, Pietro Estense, marchese, 1803-1880
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Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Architecture, Sculpture
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=6cQDAAAAYAAJ&oe=UTF-8
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by Brandolese, Pietro, 1754-1809; Zanoni, Rizzi
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Errata: p. [1] at end; final page blank
Topics: Art, Architecture
Wellesley College Library
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"Edizione di 506 copie numerate. v. 1, n. 144; v. 2, no. 301."
Topic: Architecture, Lombard
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by Viola Zanini, Giuseppe, -1631
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Signatures: a ²a b² A-2H 2I²(±2I2), ²A-2H
Topics: Architecture, Architecture -- Early works to 1800, Architecture -- Orders
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
by Richa, Giuseppe, 1693-1761; Zocchi, Giuseppe, 1711-1767, illus; Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte, 1843-1913, former owner. IU-R
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The frontispiece is a portrait of the author by Joseph Zocchi
Topics: Church architecture, Religious architecture
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by Fulvio, Andrea, fl. 1510-1543; Del Rosso, Paolo, d. 1569; Fulvio, Andrea, fl. 1510-1543. Antiquitates urbis. Italian. 1543
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Translation of: Antiquitates urbis
Topics: Architecture, Roman, Architecture
American Libraries
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Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=tJQVAAAAYAAJ&oe=UTF-8
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"Articolo V. Del blasone, od arte araldica," p. 545-608, v. 1
Topics: Architecture, Heraldry, Architecture -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- Early works to 1800,...
Engraved architectural title-pages and full-page engraved illustrations by Giovanni Silvestrini
Topic: Architecture
Signatures: a A-2G
Topics: Military architecture, Fortification
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by Serlio, Sebastiano, 1475-1554; Chrieger, Giovanni, 16th cent
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The first quarto ed. of the works of Serlio
Topic: Architecture
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Signatures: pi² A-O
Topic: Architecture
Vols. 2-4 have individual t.p.s
Topics: Architecture, Architecture, Classical, Architecture, Renaissance, Architecture -- Early works to...
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by Capra, Alessandro, active 17th century
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Includes descriptions and illustrations of various sorts of machinery, i.e. pumps, hoisting arrangements, mills, etc
Topics: Military architecture, Military engineering, Fortification, Mechanics, Military architecture --...
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by Supino, I. B. (Igino Benvenuto), 1859-
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"Edizione di 400 esemplari numerati. Esemplare n. 275."
Topics: Art, Architecture
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Signatures: a-b¹² A-R¹² S
Topics: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Art, Historic buildings, Architecture
Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topics: Painting, Architecture, Sculpture
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=rKsDAAAAYAAJ&oe=UTF-8
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by Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472
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Translation of: De re aedificatoria
Topics: Architecture, Architecture -- Early works to 1800
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
by Fantozzi, Federigo; Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte, 1843-1913, former owner. UIU
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From the library of Conte Antonio Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana
Topics: Art, Architecture
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by Vitruvius Pollio
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Place and printer from colophon, 2C6r
Topics: Architecture, Architecture -- Early works to 1800
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by Valadier, Giuseppe, 1762-1839; Accademia nazionale di San Luca
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Topic: Architecture
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by Camerini, Paolo
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Palaces -- Italy Piazzola sul Brenta, Architecture -- Italy Piazzola sul Brenta, Piazzola sul...
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Signatures: 2**¹⁰ A-V⁸ X¹⁰ Y⁶ Errata: p. 343-352. Title ornament; tail-pieces. Bound in red paper-covered boards; morocco spine with gilt tooling; gilt title on spine.
Topics: Art, Italian, Architecture, Italy, Rovigo, Early works to 1800, Description and travel, Buildings,...
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by Piranesi, Giovanni Battista, 1720-1778; Piranesi, Francesco, 1756-1810
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Vol. 1 contains a folded leaf of plates dedicated to Gustav III with text following signed by Francesco Piranesi. [8], 40, [26] p., XLIIII leaves of plates, 2 plates to a leaf on VIII-XXXVII, 3 folded plates by F. Piranesi dated 1787 bound in at end. Includes index
Topics: Architecture, Sculpture
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Errata: final page of vol. 1
Topics: Architecture, Architecture -- Early works to 1800
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by Vignola, 1507-1573; Spampani, Giovanni Battista, b. 1745; Antonini, Carlo, b. ca. 1740; Smuglewicz, Franciszek, 1745-1807; Pagliarini, Marco
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Frontispiece and portrait of Clement XIV engraved by Antonini after designs by Franciszek Smuglewicz. Other plates unsigned
Topics: Architecture, Perspective, Architecture
University of Maryland, College Park
by Gurlitt, Cornelius, 1850-1938; Vinaccia, Gaetano; Palladio, Andrea, 1508-1580
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Topics: Palladio, Andrea, 1508-1580, Architecture
American Libraries
by Naples (Province) Ufficio regionale per la conservazione dei monumenti delle provincie meridonali. [from old catalog]; Avena, Adolfo, 1860- [from old catalog]
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Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Topic: Architecture
Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=h8QEAAAAYAAJ&oe=UTF-8
Tisch Library
by Bertotti Scamozzi, Ottavio, 1719-1790; Foppiani, Celestino; Bertotti Scamozzi, Ottavio, 1719-1790. Terme dei Romani disegnate da Andrea Palladio
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Volume 5 has title: Le terme dei Romani disegnate da Andrea Palladio
Topics: Palladio, Andrea, 1508-1580, Architecture, Baths
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Signatures: pi A-M
Topics: Sanmicheli, Michele, Vitruvius Pollio, Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472, Palladio, Andrea,...
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Art, Historic buildings, Architecture
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by Romussi, Carlo, 1847-1913
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"Opera premiata dalla Società pedagogica italiana."
Topics: Architecture, Art, Italian
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by Silva, Ercole, 1756-1840; Riboldi, Gaetano
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Errata: p. [2] at end; p. [1] and [3] at end blank
Topics: Gardens, English, Landscape gardening, Garden structures, Follies (Architecture)
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by Chattard, Giovanni Pietro; Mainardi, Girolamo, fl. 1732; Mazzoni, Vincenzo; Eredi Barbiellini
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Vols. 2-3 have subtitle: O sia del palazzo apostolico di San Pietro
Topics: Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano, Church architecture, Church decoration and ornament
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by Scamozzi, Vincenzo, 1552-1616; Pittoni, Battista, b. 1520?; Porro, Girolamo, 1520-1604
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Previously published by Ziletti the preceding year in an ed. with 26 preliminary leaves; see Mortimer
Topics: Architecture, Architecture, Roman