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The Resource L'architettura, di Leon Batista Alberti ; tradotta in lingua fiorentina da Cosimo Bartoli gentil' huomo & accademico Fiorentino ; con la aggiunta de disegni ; et altri diuersi trattati del medesimo auttore

L'architettura, di Leon Batista Alberti ; tradotta in lingua fiorentina da Cosimo Bartoli gentil' huomo & accademico Fiorentino ; con la aggiunta de disegni ; et altri diuersi trattati del medesimo auttore

Label
L'architettura
Title
L'architettura
Statement of responsibility
di Leon Batista Alberti ; tradotta in lingua fiorentina da Cosimo Bartoli gentil' huomo & accademico Fiorentino ; con la aggiunta de disegni ; et altri diuersi trattati del medesimo auttore
Title variation
Architettvra
Creator
Contributor
Former owner
Printer
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ita
  • lat
  • ita
Summary
First collected edition of Alberti's L'architettura and La pittura, translated into Italian.
Member of
Cataloging source
JHE
Citation location within source
  • no. 8
  • page 14
  • 375
  • CNCE 724
Citation source
  • Fowler architectural collection of the Johns Hopkins University
  • Short-title catalogue of books printed in Italy and of Italian books printed in other countries from 1465 to 1600 now in the British Museum
  • Catalogo ragionato dei libri d'arte e d'antichità posseduti dal conte Cicognara
  • EDIT 16
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plans
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
This is the second folio edition of the Florence 1550 Italian translation of L'architettura. "In August, 1565, in Monte Regale (Mondovi) , a few months after Francesco De Franceschi, Leonardo Torrentino republished the illustrated translation of Alberti that his father Lorenzo had published in Florence in 1550. He reused the original woodcuts and saved on paper by using smaller print. In order to stand out from his Venitian colleague he added the Italian translation of the De pictura by Lodovico Domenichi which had first appeared in Venice in 1547 at the presses of Giolito de Ferrari. This is the only addition, despite the indication in the title ("Et altri diversi trattati del medismo auttore")"--Frédérique Lemerle (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Centre d'eétudes supeérieures de la Renaissance, Tours) on the Architetura: Architecture, Textes, et Images website
Label
L'architettura, di Leon Batista Alberti ; tradotta in lingua fiorentina da Cosimo Bartoli gentil' huomo & accademico Fiorentino ; con la aggiunta de disegni ; et altri diuersi trattati del medesimo auttore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Signatures: a-2d6 2e-2f4 2g6
  • Plate count include one plate printed on a double leaf
  • Pages [332] and [352] are blank
  • Errors in pagination: Pages 61, 72, 110, and 125, misnumbered 71, 62, 10, 12, respectively
  • Woodcuts: text extensively illustrated with woodcut diagrams; drawings of architectural elements such as statuary, columns, doorways, facades, cupolas; and floor plans; the double plate contains a plan of the baths of Diocletian (between pages 246 and 247), with the design for the upper part of the tower on page 217 tipped in between pages 218 and 219; large historiated white initials; Leonardo Torrentino's elephant device on title page, with motto "Principis amor civium felicitas;" the title page of "La pittura" has scrolled cartouche containiing a mountain and large white cross. The woodblocks used in the Mondovi Architettura are those of the original 1550 edition, while those in the Venice edition are reduced copies
  • Text printed in roman type
  • L'archittura dedicated to Grand Duke Cosimo de' Medici by translator Cosimo Bartoli. In his dedication Bartoli explains that the original Torrentino edition had sold out, even though 1500 copies had been printed. He wrote to Vasari about the improvements he wished to make in the new edition (see Frey, 1930, page 107). There were in fact two new editions of his translation in 1565, the other having been printed by Francesco dei Franceschi at Venice but without the Pittura and in quarto format
  • La pittura dedicated to the painter Francesco Salviati by his friend, the translator Lodovico Domenichi, and is dated Feb. 20, 1547 in Florence. It remainedthe only translation of La pittura into Italian until that by Bartoli himself in 1568
  • Includes index
  • Issued with (pages 305-331): La pittura di Leonbattista Alberti tradotta per M. Lodovico Domenichi. Nel Monte Regale. Appresso Leonardo Torrentino. M D LXV; with special title page, but continuous pagination and signatures.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
35 cm. (fol.)
Extent
331, [21] p., [3] leaves of plates
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in 18th-century mottled calf, scuffed; gilt spine panels; gold-stamped dark brown leather spine label with title "Archit. di Albert.;" edges sprinkled red. Illustrated bookplate of Nathaniel Orr on front pastedown; presentation inscription on front endleaf: "N. Orr Esq. from his friend Theodore Bellows, August 24, 1859." Purchase, E.P. Goldschmidt sale at Christie's, July 8-9, 1993, lot 3.
Other physical details
illustrations (woodcuts), portrait, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)03131756
  • ucoclc3131756
Label
L'architettura, di Leon Batista Alberti ; tradotta in lingua fiorentina da Cosimo Bartoli gentil' huomo & accademico Fiorentino ; con la aggiunta de disegni ; et altri diuersi trattati del medesimo auttore
Publication
Note
  • Signatures: a-2d6 2e-2f4 2g6
  • Plate count include one plate printed on a double leaf
  • Pages [332] and [352] are blank
  • Errors in pagination: Pages 61, 72, 110, and 125, misnumbered 71, 62, 10, 12, respectively
  • Woodcuts: text extensively illustrated with woodcut diagrams; drawings of architectural elements such as statuary, columns, doorways, facades, cupolas; and floor plans; the double plate contains a plan of the baths of Diocletian (between pages 246 and 247), with the design for the upper part of the tower on page 217 tipped in between pages 218 and 219; large historiated white initials; Leonardo Torrentino's elephant device on title page, with motto "Principis amor civium felicitas;" the title page of "La pittura" has scrolled cartouche containiing a mountain and large white cross. The woodblocks used in the Mondovi Architettura are those of the original 1550 edition, while those in the Venice edition are reduced copies
  • Text printed in roman type
  • L'archittura dedicated to Grand Duke Cosimo de' Medici by translator Cosimo Bartoli. In his dedication Bartoli explains that the original Torrentino edition had sold out, even though 1500 copies had been printed. He wrote to Vasari about the improvements he wished to make in the new edition (see Frey, 1930, page 107). There were in fact two new editions of his translation in 1565, the other having been printed by Francesco dei Franceschi at Venice but without the Pittura and in quarto format
  • La pittura dedicated to the painter Francesco Salviati by his friend, the translator Lodovico Domenichi, and is dated Feb. 20, 1547 in Florence. It remainedthe only translation of La pittura into Italian until that by Bartoli himself in 1568
  • Includes index
  • Issued with (pages 305-331): La pittura di Leonbattista Alberti tradotta per M. Lodovico Domenichi. Nel Monte Regale. Appresso Leonardo Torrentino. M D LXV; with special title page, but continuous pagination and signatures.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
35 cm. (fol.)
Extent
331, [21] p., [3] leaves of plates
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in 18th-century mottled calf, scuffed; gilt spine panels; gold-stamped dark brown leather spine label with title "Archit. di Albert.;" edges sprinkled red. Illustrated bookplate of Nathaniel Orr on front pastedown; presentation inscription on front endleaf: "N. Orr Esq. from his friend Theodore Bellows, August 24, 1859." Purchase, E.P. Goldschmidt sale at Christie's, July 8-9, 1993, lot 3.
Other physical details
illustrations (woodcuts), portrait, plans
System control number
  • (OCoLC)03131756
  • ucoclc3131756

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