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Serlio's five books on architecture

Author:
Sebastiano Serlio (Italian, Bologna 1475–1554 Fontainebleau)
Publisher:
Published Antwerp by Pieter Coecke van Aelst (Netherlandish, Aelst 1502–1550 Brussels)
Publisher:
Mayken Verhulst (Netherlandish, 1518–1593/96)
Printer:
Gillis Coppens van Diest (Flemish)
Published in:
Antwerp
Date:
1550, 1553
Medium:
Printed books with woodcut illustrations
Dimensions:
13 1/4 × 9 1/4 × 3 1/2 in. (33.7 × 23.5 × 8.9 cm)
Classifications:
Books, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
Accession Number:
41.100.143
Not on view
Den eersten (tweeden, vijfsten) boeck van architecturen

Des antiquites, Le troiseime livre

Reigles generales d'architecture

Books I-II. Flemish

Book III. French

Book IV. French

Book V. Flemish

Inscription: Inscribed on title page in brown ink: "H. Mackworth 1766"
Henry Mackworth (British, second half 18th century); Donor: Bequest of William Gedney Beatty (American, 1869–1941)
Book I-II: BAL, IV, 1802, #16; Fowler, 247-48, #305; SKB, 2569
Book III: BAL, IV, 1811-12, #2970; Fowler, 251, #310
Book IV: BAL, IV, 1807-8, #2967; Brunet, V, 305; Fowler, 250; #308; SKB, 2558
Book V: BAL, IV, 1803, #23; Fowler, 259, #323; SKB, 2569
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