Des grossen und weltberühmten Vitruvii Architectura, in das kurze verfasst, durch Herrn Perrault, ..., nun aber nach dessen letzten Edition und Kupfern für die Hochfürstl. Würzburgische Ingenieurs und Architectur Academie aus dem Französischen in das Teutsche übersetzt von M. Müller, Ingenieur Obrist-Lieutenant.

Nuremberg, Wurtzburg and Prague, zu finden bei Paul Lochner und Meyer, 1757

8vo, pp. [22], 167, [1] (blank), [1] (errata), with engraved frontispiece and 11 engraved plates; a very good copy, interleaved and with a couple of blank leaves at the front; bound in contemporary half calf, blind stamped, and speckled boards, red edges.


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First edition, second issue, of the first German translation of Perrault’s Vitruvius abridgment. The first issue was published in 1756, but we could only locate the Wurzburg copy, which has a title-page, dated ‘1756’.

This copy, generously interleaved, was undoubtedly bound for a student of architecture, possibly someone who studied at the Wurzburg Academy for whose students its translator expressively created this German translation.

Ebhardt, Vitruvius, p. 79; COPAC locates only the British Library copy.

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