Le Fabbriche e i Disegni di Andrea Palladio Raccolti ed Illustrati da Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi ... [With:] Le Terme dei Romani disegnate da Andrea Palladio
Together, five volumes
by PALLADIO, Andrea (1518-1580)
Vicenza: Francesco Modena, 1785. Together, five volumes. (19 3/4 x 14 1/4 inches). Titles and text in Italian and French. 2 engraved frontispieces, an unnumbered plate within vol. 1, and 221 (of 234) engraved plates, on 219 sheets, many double-page [plate collations detailed below]. Contempoary half calf and marbled paper covered boards, spines perished, boards worn. First edition of the famed folio Bertotti-Scamozii edition of Palladio. Vol. 1: Engraved frontispiece, 44 (of 52) engraved plates, plus engraved plate at page 25. Lacks plates 2-4, 24-27 and 29. Vol. 2: 51 engraved plates Vol. 3: 52 plates on 50 sheets (as issued) Vol. 4: 53 (of 54) plates. Lacks plate 20. Vol. 5: Engraved frontispiece, 21 (of 25) plates. Lacks plates 8, 10, 12 and 15. "Ottavio Bertotti-Scamozzi (1719-1790), the first true exegete of Palladio and, according to Wittkower, his most thorough analyst, contributed sunstantially to the dissemination of Palladianism ... The publication between 1776 and 1783 of the Fabbriche e disegno was partially sponsored by members of the British circles in Venice and by the earl of Bute ... Focussing on the second book by Palladio on private houses, Bertotti-Scamozzi organizes his analytical presentation of Palladio's buildings in a novel manner, that is geographically and stylistically ... Bertotti-Scamozzi monumentalizes Palladio and prepares the definitive Palladian 'text' through the illustratios of the buildings now securely attributed" (Millard). This edition noted for the engravings by among the most important engravers in 18th century Italy, including Dall'Acqua. As often, this set bound uniformly with Bertotti-Scamozzi's work on Roman baths, based on Lord Burlington's edition. Millard 70 and 72; Berlin Cat. 2722 and 1877; Cicognara 598 and 599; Fowler 231 and 234; RIBA 259 and 2380.
(Inventory #: 31617)
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