Book Description

ALEXANDRE FRANCINE Livre D’Architecture Contenant Plusieurs Portiques de Differentes Inventions, sur les cinq ordres de Colomnes. Paris: Melchior Tavernier, 1631. 1st Edition. Folio. pp. [6]; 40 full page engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, torn at the bottom of the spine, some worming to the bottom inner margin of the first 20 or so plates [not affecting the images]; title page soiled, end papers probably not original, perhaps replaced in the nineteenth century, rear end paper torn. An architectural pattern book, scarce in the first edition, it was reprinted in 1640.
Date 1631

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