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Leonis Baptistae Alberti De re aedificatoria opus elegantissimus

Author:
Leon Battista Alberti (Italian, Genoa 1404–1472 Rome)
Author:
Dedication written by Angelo Poliziano (Italian, Montepulciano 1454–1494 Florence)
Publisher:
Nicolai Laurentii Alamani
Dedicatee:
Lorenzo de' Medici (Italian, Florence 1449–1492 Florence)
Published in:
Florence
Date:
1485
Medium:
Printed book
Dimensions:
11 5/8 x 8 5/8 x 1 13/16 in. (29.5 x 21.9 x 4.6 cm) Box: 12 3/4 x 9 5/8 x 2 9/16 in. (32.4 x 24.5 x 6.5 cm)
Classifications:
Books, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
Accession Number:
41.100.100
Not on view
De re aedificatoria. Latin

Inscription: "Collation perfect/ B. Quaritch", graphite, back fly leaf recto

Marking: "Ex musæo Huthii/Animus non res", black oval pasted bookplate, inside front cover
Sir Tho(s) Seabright Bar(t), pasted paper armorial bookplate, inside front cover
William Gedney Beatty (American, 1869–1941); Alfred Henry Huth (British, 1850–1910); Henry Huth (British, 1815–1878); Sir Thomas Seabright Baronet, 4th Baronet (British, 1692–1736)
BAL, I, #46; BM, VI, 630-1; Cicognara, 370; Fowler, 4-5, #3; Goff, A-215; Hain-Coppinger, *419; Lukomski, 134-46; Millard, 15, #4; Oates, 2336; Rhodes, 20; RIBA, 46; Schlosser, 110-1; Stilwell, A193
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