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The Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana


The Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana is a special collection of books and materials concerning Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian Renaissance. The Library was given to UCLA in 1961 by Dr. Elmer Belt, a Professor Emeritus in the UCLA School of Medicine and a collector of Vinciana for over sixty years. The portion of the collection featured here highlights numerous published versions of the Treatise on Painting.

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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Rejón de Silva, Diego Antonio, 1740-1796; Trichet du Fresne, Raphael, 1611-1661; Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472. De pictura. Spanish
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"Vida de Leon Bautista Alberti, por Rafael du Fresne": p. 183-196
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Rigaud, J. F. (John Francis), 1742-1810; Brown, John William
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"The life of Leonardo da Vinci": p. [xiii]-lxxxviii
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
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by Rubens, Peter Paul, Sir, 1577-1640; Aveline, Pierre-Alexandre, ca. 1710-1760; Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519. Trattato della pittura. Selections
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Attributed to Rubens. Steinitz includes this work in her bibliography, because this part of it incorporates 8 plates from the Trattato and also quotes and/or paraphrases from some of Leonardo's chapters (all with clear references to the origins). Cf. Steinitz, p. 169-170
Topics: Human figure in art, Anatomy, Artistic, Proportion (Art)
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Rejón de Silva, Diego Antonio, 1740-1796; Trichet du Fresne, Raphael, 1611-1661; Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472. De pictura. Spanish
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"Vida de Leon Bautista Alberti, por Rafael du Fresne": p. 183-194
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Amoretti, Carlo, 1741-1816
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"Memorie storiche su la vita, gli studj, e le opere di Lionardo da Vinci, scritte da Carlo Amoretti ... ": p. [7]-207
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Trichet du Fresne, Raphael, 1611-1661; Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472. De pictura. Italian; Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472. De statua. Italian; Accademia delle scienze dell'Istituto di Bologna, publisher
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Alberti's Della pittura and Della statua: p. [119]-202; vita: p. 123-131
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472, Painting, Drawing, Perspective,...
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Manzi, Guglielmo, 1734-1821; De Rossi, Giovanni Gherardo, 1754-1827
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Dedication signed: Guglielmo Manzi
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Senex, John, d. 1740
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This is the first English ed. (see Steinitz, p. 159)
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Rigaud, J. F. (John Francis), 1742-1810; Hawkins, John Sidney, 1758-1842
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"The life of Leonardo da Vinci": p. [xiii]-lxxiv
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Fréart, Roland, sieur de Chambray, 1606-1676
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Steinitz cites the work of Bassoli and Pedretti in placing this Italian ed. 2nd in the sequence of Leonardo's published Treatises (cf. footnote, p. 145)
Topics: Painting, Drawing, Perspective
Dedication dated 15. Genaro 1674
Topics: Raphael, 1483-1520, Painters, Painting, Italian, Painting, Renaissance
This is the copy described in Steinitz (Belt 3)
Topics: Painting, Painting
Pages 434-435 misnumbered 430-431
Topics: Human figure in art, Anatomy, Artistic, Perspective
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Fréart, Roland, sieur de Chambray, 1606-1676; Trichet du Fresne, Raphael, 1611-1661; Giffart, Pierre François, b. 1677
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"Though not identical in size and design, this edition is a reprint of Giffart's edition of 1716" (cf. Steinitz, p. 178)
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
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by Cardinali, Francesco; Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519. Del moto e misura dell'acque
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Compiled and edited by Francesco Cardinali
Topics: Hydraulic engineering, Hydraulics, Hydrodynamics
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
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"Corredato delle memorie per la vita dell'autore e del copiatore."
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Della Bella, Stefano, 1610-1664, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Gault de Saint-Germain, P. M. (Pierre Marie), 1754-1842
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"This is a reprint of Gault de Saint-Germain's edition of 1803" (cf. Steinitz, p. 188)
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519
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UCLA's Belt copy is the copy described in Steinitz (Belt 17)
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Drawing, Perspective, Painters
"Das Leben des vortrefflichen Mahlers Lionardo da Vinci": p. [9]-[24]
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
"Das Leben des vortreflichen Mahlers Leonhard von Vinci": p. [9]-[24]
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Fréart, Roland, sieur de Chambray, 1606-1676; Trichet du Fresne, Raphael, 1611-1661; Giffart, Pierre François, b. 1677
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Giffart notes that he corrected Ronald Fréart de Chambray's 1651 French translation of the Trattato, and corrected & enlarged Chambray's translation of Trichet du Fresne's life of Leonardo. Cf. Préface, p. iij-vij
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
"Het leven van Leonard da Vinci": p. [x]-xxxiv
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Manzi, Guglielmo, 1734-1821; De Rossi, Giovanni Gherardo, 1754-1827
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Dedication signed: Guglielmo Manzi
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Gault de Saint-Germain, P. M. (Pierre Marie), 1754-1842
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"Vie de Léonard de Vinci": p. [xxi]-lxij
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Orsini, Baldassarre, 1732-1810; Trichet du Fresne, Raphael, 1611-1661
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"Memorie di Lionardo da Vinci": v. 1, p. xiii-xxviii
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Orsini, Baldassarre, 1732-1810; Trichet du Fresne, Raphael, 1611-1661
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"Memorie di Lionardo da Vinci": v. 1, p. xiii-xxviii
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Fréart, Roland, sieur de Chambray, 1606-1676; Trichet du Fresne, Raphael, 1611-1661; Giffart, Pierre François, b. 1677
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"This is a reprint of Giffart's edition of 1716" (cf. Steinitz, p. 181)
Topics: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519, Painting, Drawing, Perspective
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by Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519; Fréart, Roland, sieur de Chambray, 1606-1676
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Steinitz cites the work of Bassoli and Pedretti in placing this Italian ed. 2nd in the sequence of Leonardo's published Treatises (cf. footnote, p. 145)
Topics: Painting, Drawing, Perspective