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Italy, Giolito De Ferrari, 1558. Armorial full calf gilded, -1 jacket. Amorial Volume Binding V. Good, inside pages Very Good, This 1558 EDITION in ITALIAN is RARE, Delle Lettere Di M. Clavdio Tolomei, LIBRI VII, Published/ Printed 1558, In Vinegia Appresso Gabriel Giolito De' Ferrari, M D LVIII, Signatures on first 2 blanc pages, Provenance: From the Library of "The Marquis of Stafford" 7" x 5" Binding Very Good condition, contents "Fine Condition, " Bright, Crisp and Tight. Complete no foxing or staining. Description 296 [i.e. 579] p. : map; 15 cm Notes "Con nuova aggiunta ristampati, & con somma diligenza da molti errori corretti." Printer's device on t.p.; decorated initials Signatures: A? -PP? Includes indexes Alt Author Salicato, Altobello, 16th cent Alt Title Delle lettere di M. Clavdio Tolomei libri VII L.C. Subject Tolomei, Claudio, 1492-1555--Correspondence Authors, Italian--16th century--Correspondence Italy--Intellectual life--16th century WorldCat no. 25544589 for reference. In a very interesting letter to Count Agostino de Landi, dated November 14, 1542, Tolomei outlines the activity and goals of the Roman Accademia della Virt?, originally established to implement the transposing of literary forms, grammar and vocabulary from classical Latin to modern Italian. After 1539 the academy, then composed of grammarians, philologists, antiquarians and archaeologists, turned to the study of Vitruvius treatise on architecture. According to Tolomei s letter, the academy had formulated an eight-point program: 1) a Latin commentary on the difficult passages of Vitruvius, 2) a new critical edition of Vitruvius, 3) a Latin lexicon of terms used in Vitruvius, 4) a Greek lexicon of terms used in Vitruvius, 5) an edition of Vitruvius rewritten in good Latin style, 6) a translation of Vitruvius text into Tuscan with a lexicon of Tuscan terms, 7) a collection of the principles and examples taken from Vitruvius, 8) the study of the ancient buildings of Rome, and of its sculpture, medals, works of hydraulic and military engineering. Despite the removal of this group from active participation in architecture, it may have had considerable impact on the establishing of the selective methodology and the intellectual rigor of later architectural theoreticians Description To Follow Shortly. 7" X 5" Very Good, Condition Bright, Crisp And Tight. Complete No Foxing Or Staining Title: The Letters Of Tolomei Lettere Author Claudio Tolomei Published 1558 Original From The Library Of: The Marquis Of Stafford.
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